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Need a Water Heater Repair?

Apr 23

Water heaters play an important role in our day-to-day lives. Like any appliance, water heaters require maintenance as well as repair.

It's important to identify a problem with your hot water heater. It will not only prevent you from losing hot water but it will also prolong the life of your tankless or tank-type water heater.

Here's how you can tell if your water heater needs to be repaired.

1. Water heater leaks

Sometimes, your water heater might show condensation on its outside. This is due to the water temperature and the space it's in. The alarm should be sounded if you see water dripping from the heater's side or at the base.

The metal expands upon heating, so if it expands excessively or too long, a crack can occur. It is important to address a leak immediately. It is possible for carpet and another flooring to be damaged depending upon where it is located.

A plumbing professional will inspect the unit to find the source of the problem.

2. Hot Water for Rusty Color

The water tank may have a problem if there is rusty water at the temperature of the heater. The heater pole is made of steel and can rust. Rusty water can pose a health risk. Call a plumber immediately if you see rust or discoloration in your water.

A problem with your water heater can also be indicated by cloudy water. Pour some water into a clean glass to check it out. Give it a sniff to check for any metallic odors.

Mineral deposits that can build up over time can cause many of these problems. Rust is an indicator of a more serious problem. If you notice rust in cold water, your pipes may be the cause.

3. No hot water

This is probably the most important reason to get a DC water heater repaired. The main function of the water heater is to heat water. It can either store it in a tank heater or send it directly to your showerhead or faucet. It's time for a water heater expert to be called if hot water is not heating properly or is delayed beyond lukewarm.

There are many other reasons for poor performance. It would not release hot water if you set your heater temperature to a lower setting. However, if your heater is not producing hot water, as usual, you may have a more serious problem. The problem could be with the burner or element. This could cause damage that could lead to more expensive energy bills.

A similar issue could be low water pressure. The accumulation of mineral deposits due to frequent usage can cause blockages in pipes. A blocked pipe can lead to reduced water pressure, but it can usually be repaired by deep cleaning.

When should you replace your water heater?

Sometimes a repair is not enough to bring your water heater back up to speed. Sometimes, you might be spending money on multiple repairs that don’t solve the problem. If this is the situation, you may need to replace your water heater. If your water heater is older than ten years, it may be time to replace it.

A new water heater offers many benefits, including higher efficiency and better performance. You can also switch to a tankless heating element if you haven’t done so already.

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