Having hot water at home on tap (pun intended) 24/7 is one of the luxuries of modern plumbing.
We have come to rely on having hot water for our baths, showers, hand washing mania of Covid and more. So when your hot water isn’t working correctly, we notice.
If you’re experiencing any of these problems, you might need a professional to check your water heater.
Whether it needs replacement, extensive repairs or a quick fix, it’s always best to let the professionals handle it.
Here are our 5 signs you need to call someone for water heater repair services:
- Your Water Isn’t Hot
This first one is obvious we know, but if your water isn’t heating up properly throughout your home, you will need someone to look at it.
Another indication is when there’s a constant fluctuation of temperatures – this could certainly indicate a problem. If your water is hot one minute and cold the next, or you never know what temperature you’ll get when you turn on the shower, it’s time to get help.
- Your Water Heater Is Leaking
If it’s leaking hot water into your house, it probably needs repair.
If you don’t get it treated, the leaks could do more than ruin your tank – they could cause serious water damage to your home, compacting the problems.
- Water Discoloration
If you’ve noticed that your water has a kind of brownish, rusty tint to it, this is a sure sign that you need to call the professionals.
Some people think it’s just an issue with their water supply, but here’s an easy test you can do: Run the cold water tap — if it’s not brown and clear, there is indeed an issue with your water heater.
- Low Water Pressure
Usually, you get a nice, steady amount of pressure when you shower.
But lately, you’ve noticed that your water pressure keeps getting weaker and weaker. In addition to making it hard for the water heater to warm your water, mineral deposits against the heating elements are responsible for lower water pressure than is normal.
In some cases, the low water pressure may result from a blocked or bent distribution line or even improper installation.
- Your Heater Is Making Strange Noises
Many appliances in your home may start making odd noises when they need to be repaired or replaced — and though many don’t realise it, your water heater is one of them.
If you’ve heard banging, cracking, or even noises that sound like something is popping, you could have a fairly serious issue on your hands.
Your water heater has somehow gotten overheated – so call a professional right away.
Facing any of these issues? Our team are ready to help you get your water heater in tip-top shape.