Signs Your Hot Water Heater Needs Repair
One of the worst feelings in the world is when you turn on the hot water faucet and cold water comes out. Fortunately, the main element in your water system, the water heater, gives signals that it is getting older and needs to be fixed. Here are four signs that you should call your plumber:
- Temperature issues â€“ Your hot water tank may be getting water too hot or not hot enough. This is an indication that the thermostat is not operating properly.
- Age â€“ Most water tanks have a five- to 10-year warranty. When you canâ€™t remember the last time you replaced your tank, it might be time to have a plumber look at it and check out its efficiency.
- Noises coming from the unit â€“ When sediment builds up in the bottom of the tank, it creates problems in the functionality of the hot water tank. The tank may sputter, creak or whine when itâ€™s attempting to put out hot water to support your shower or dishwasher.
- Water on the floor by the unit â€“ A leak from your hot water tank is nothing to ignore.