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5 Signs It’s Time to Schedule a Water Heater Repair

August 22nd, 2022

Water heaters play an integral role in every home by supplying occupants with hot water. However, like every other home appliance, water heaters can break or damage under certain circumstances.

But can a water heater be repaired? Absolutely! Knowing how to identify potential problems is important for every homeowner, so their heater can be looked at as soon as possible. To learn what you should keep an eye out for, here are five signs you should schedule hot water heater repairs. 

Temperature Problems

Inconsistent temperature fluctuations can be solved with hot water heater repairs. There are several other irregular temperature changes you should be aware of too. In some cases, the water might alternate between hot and cold. In others, your system may struggle to provide warm water to specific areas while others remain unaffected.

Many potential causes could be the source of these water heating problems, from the inefficiency of an old system to mineral buildup. Even a dip tube issue can cause the cold water to mix with the hot. Whatever the culprit may be, it can be identified and addressed during heater repair services.

Less Hot Water

Even if your heating system can create hot water, it may still run into problems. You may have experienced times when there is an insufficient amount of heated water during a shower, leaving you cold and frustrated. Although it might be because there are multiple people in your home using it at the same time, that isn’t always the case. 

Sometimes sediment will build up inside your water heater impeding its ability to perform. Alternatively, the residue can form a clog preventing hot water from leaving the tank.

Leaking Water

Hot water should never leak from the bottom of the water heater. You’ll want to call for hot water heater repairs quickly if you ever notice this happening. Depending on the source of the leak, replacement of the unit may be necessary.

Odd Noises

Loud banging and popping noises aren’t just irritating; they may be a sign you need hot water heater repairs. Consistent noises are something you shouldn’t ignore. In some instances, it could be caused by sediment hitting the interior of the system. If this is allowed to continue, it could end up cracking your heater and costing you money for the repairs. Therefore, it’s best to have a professional check on any recurring and loud sounds.

Strange Colored Water

When the water coming from your faucets is hazy and rust-colored, then the water heater may be at fault. Water contamination can be a serious problem, so it’s crucial to promptly get your heating system looked at whenever the water is tinted a brownish hue.

In some cases, these strange colors are caused by minerals. While hard water naturally contains minerals, they can form sediment after too much accumulates in one place. This results in oddly colored water and many other water heater problems. However, just like many of the other issues, the issue can be corrected with professional water heater repairs.

Whenever you need the assistance of an emergency plumber in Philadelphia, PA, Guaranteed Plumbing & Heating will be there to help. We offer a variety of professional services, including water heater replacements and our Philadelphia sewer pipe repair. For more information and to schedule an appointment for hot water heater repairs, give us a call today.

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