Hot water is not just a convenience; it’s a necessity for your home. You rely on it for showering or bathing, cleaning dishes, washing laundry, and more. So, when your water heater fails to keep your water warm, you will undoubtedly be frustrated when you try to complete these tasks. But your water heater doesn’t just need repairs when the water is icy cold. Keep a lookout for the subtler signs you need water heater repair.
- Inconsistent Temperatures- It’s simple to tell when you need water heater repair if it fails to produce hot water altogether, but inconsistency is harder to identify. That being said, if your water takes longer than usual to get hot, won’t stay hot, or fluctuates between hot and cold, you need repairs.
- Visible Leaks- Seeing water pooling at the base of your water heater or other leaks around it are clear indications that water heater repair should be your priority. Even though this sign seems obvious, it does require you to be observant and check on your water heater from time to time.
- Strange Noises- You should not hear popping, sizzling, or banging noises coming from your water heater. Abnormal noises often mean the heating element is broken and needs professional attention.
- Unpleasant Odors- Does your hot water smell strange? It’s not a surefire sign that you need water heater repair, but it does at least warrant a professional assessment. Odors can be caused by bacteria in your water heater.
Contact us today to schedule water heater repair.