A cold shower may work when you need that shock to wake you up, but when you can’t get a nice warm shower, you may be in need of water heater repair. Keep an eye out for some of these signs your water heater needs some help.
- Cold Water. When your water heater is producing cold water, and it isn’t due to a circuit malfunction or the pilot light going out, it could mean your heating elements need replacement or there is an issue with the thermostat switch.
- Water Pressure Decreases When Hot. When you have lower hot water pressure, it could likely be caused by smaller piping that is not allowing enough water through the pipes. A qualified plumber can ensure you have the proper piping in place for your system.
- Rust-Coloured Water. A rust colour in your water is a sign of corrosion somewhere in your water tank. You need water heater repair, sooner than later, before you experience leaks within your tank. Tanks also need periodic flushing to help remove any sediment buildup.
- Foul Smelling Hot Water. Odours from your hot water are caused by bacteria buildup in your water heater. It is definitely a good idea to talk with a plumber and discuss how to kill off the bad smell.
You may take your water heater for granted until it stops working. Before your shower freezes you out, talk to Anytime Plumbing & Solutions for water heater repair.