Our water heaters are one of the most important components of our house. They ensure we get water to drink, clean with, and bathe with all on demand. Since they are so essential, it’s important to get repairs when they are needed. Unfortunately, a lot of homeowners aren’t sure when they need to call for repair service. Below are five signs that indicate water heater repair service is needed.
Water Temperature Varies
Have you experienced fluctuation in water temperatures? This can be super frustrating, especially when you are taking a shower. The temperature shift could be due to a damaged heating element.
Water Tastes Metallic
If you have noticed that the taste of your water is now metallic, this could be because your plumbing pipes are corroding. This can cause the tank of the water heater to become damaged or completely fail.
Water is Rust Colored
Rust color is also a sign that your plumbing pipes are corroded. Again, please call for immediate help when you notice changes in taste or appearance in your water.
Water Heater is Making Noise
If you hear popping or rumbling noises coming from your water heater, this isn’t normal. The noises could be due to the water heater working harder than it should because there are sediments collected at the bottom of the water heater tank.
Water Pressure is Low
Not only can sediments that collect in the tank make your water heater work harder than it should, they can cause low water pressure. This is because the sediments block the pipes so the water pressure is lower.