Your water heater is perhaps one of the most costly and important components of your plumbing system. Although water heaters are designed to last for many years, they do require maintenance and repair from time to time. Here are some common signs that your water heater needs attention:
- Cold Water: This is the most obvious sign that something has gone wrong in your home water heater. You may not be able to get hot water at all, or your warm shower may instantly turn ice cold within minutes.
- Rusty Water: A telltale sign that your anode rod (a key component in your water heater) needs replacement is rust colored water running out of your faucets.
- Strange Smell: Is your faucets or running water emitting an odd odor? Your system may need to be flushed out and sanitized. It is possible that a bacterial infection is in your water heater tank.
- Mineral Deposits: It is common for water heaters to accumulate an excess of sediment as a result of water damage. You may hear unusual noises coming from your tank if mineral deposits are present.
- Leaking: Signs of leakage from any area of your plumbing system requires attention. This will not only compromise the function of your water heater, but it can put the safety of your home at risk.
- Corrosion: Another exterior sign to be aware of is the presence of corrosion. Report any corroded areas along the casing or interior line to avoid more costly repairs or an entire unit replacement.
If your water heater is not working the way you need it to or if you need to know when you should replace it, please call a professional. Metro Septic and Plumbing have experts in the repair, maintenance and installation of residential and commercial water heaters. Don’t let a faulty water heater disrupt your life or your savings!
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