Signs Your Water Heater Needs Maintenance
The hot water heater is a very important appliance in the home. The benefits offered by the hot water heater usually go unnoticed until there is a problem that causes it to malfunction. Professional routine maintenance of the hot water heater is a great way to repair or prevent problems that may occur with the system. There are a few ways to tell if your hot water system needs maintenance.
The water in the home is not as hot as it should be is one sign of a possible water heater issue. Noticing that showers are colder than should be, laundry temperatures when set to hot or warm are not heated as should be or maybe when using water at bathroom or kitchen sinks the water is not warming properly are all signs that there could possibly be an issue with the water heater. Checking the thermostat to ensure that it is turned on will help to determine if there may be a more serious matter that requires the attention of a certified technician.
If there is a leak near or around the water heater, there is definite cause for concern and a technician should be contacted immediately. Condensed water on the heater or puddles of water underneath is a sign of a leaking water heater. Softening of walls, mold in or around the walls of floors are all signs that the water heater needs professional maintenance. Immediate attention should be given if this situation occurs. Delaying repair to a problem of this degree can cause worse problems that will be more expensive to repair in the near future.
Choppy or a spitting like emission of water from the faucets could indicate that the water heater is clogged. Low water pressure is another indicator of a clogged water heater. If there is a noticeable banging noise during the heating process of the water heater, this could be indicative of mineral deposits in the heater. All of these are serious issues that will get progressively worse if gone untreated.
Water heaters are designed to last for many years. The only way to get the most out of your water heater is to schedule routine maintenance checks. Contact us today for a consultation. We are eager to service your plumbing needs.