Is your water heater leaking? Or is your water heater making an unusual sound? Well, this could be a sign that your water heater needs repair. And the sooner you schedule a water heater repair, the lower you will have to pay for the repair.
1. There’s a Frequent Fluctuation in Water Temperature
If you are experiencing a fluctuation in the hot water temperature even when you didn’t make any changes to the temperature settings, this could be a sign that there’s a problem with your water heater. Usually, the problem occurs because of a mineral buildup around the heating components of your water heater. Call us at AVS Heating and Air Conditioning if you are facing any such problem, and we will be happy to help.
2. There’s a Reduction in Hot Water Pressure
Not only does the mineral deposit lead to fluctuation in water temperature, but it can also lead to reduced water pressure. That’s because the accumulation of minerals inside the pipes leads to low water flow, which, in turn, leads to reduced water pressure. Another reason for low water pressure is that the water heater valve is partially closed. And lastly, the issue might occur because of clogged faucets.
3. Your Water Heater Is Leaking
Well, you might be thinking that this one’s pretty obvious. But the fact is that this is one of the most overlooked signs of a water heater repair. Usually, people tend to ignore the problem when there’s a small amount of water trickling down their water heater, and as a result, the problem tends to grow out of hand pretty soon. This might even lead to damage to your home, so it is important to ensure that the problem is fixed in the initial stage itself.
4. The Hot Water Smells Unpleasant
Sometimes the hot water coming from the taps might be cloudy and smelly. This is another common sign that your water heater needs repair. Usually, the reason behind the change in water texture and smell is the mineral deposits in the water heater. The strange odor could also indicate that there’s a bacterial infection inside the tank. Ideally, you should get the water inspected by a water heater repair service provider at the earliest as the water might not be fit for use.
5. Your Water Heater Is Making A Strange Sound
It’s nothing unusual for a water heater to make a little noise. But if your water heater is making any unusually loud sound, then this could be worrisome. In most cases, a water heater makes a strange sound because of the mineral deposit on its heating components. The calcium and dirt particles that get settled at the bottom of the water heater tank tend to jostle around, which in turn leads to that strange sound. We suggest that you schedule a regular water heater service to avoid such issues. Also, ignoring the unusual sounds coming from your water heater might lead to a major storage tank leakage.
6. You Are Getting Rusty Water
If you have rusty water coming from both hot as well as cold water taps, then probably there’s an issue with your water pipes. But if the rusty water is coming only through the hot water tap, then you need to call a water heater repair expert and have your water heater inspected. Usually, the problem occurs when the metal pole (made of aluminum and magnesium) in the water heater gets damaged, leading to a rusty water discharge.
7. The Water Is Lukewarm
There are many reasons why a water heater might discharge lukewarm water. One of the most common reasons is a change in water heater settings. Similarly, an increase in hot water usage or a significant drop in outside temperature is among the other most common reasons a water heater would discharge lukewarm water. In addition, a faulty element in an electric water heater or a faulty burner in a gas water heater could also be a reason for lukewarm water discharge.
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