The water heater is one of the most valued appliances found in most homes. There are so many functions that families do not realize the water heater is used for. Without the water heater it would be impossible to do dishes, take showers, and any other activity that involves hot water. That is why it is extremely important to have a large knowledge of your water heater, and to understand when it needs to be repaired.
If the pipes in your heater are leaking, then it may be time to take a look at your water heater. Because pipes made of metal can start to corrode through time, it may be easier and safer to purchase plastic pipes instead. There may also be a problem with the pipes when connections and glue start to fall apart over time. This allows water through open spaces which causes a leak. When this starts to happen it is suggested that a professional is called to look at the pipes immediately.
A drop in temperature is one of the first signs that your water heater may need maintenance. The longer it takes for your water to get hot, the more risk you have of needing a repair to your water heater. The temperature should never be tampered with, because this can cause damage to the heating part of the system. It is very common for people to want to take the temperature down in order to save money, or for personal preference, but this should be avoided.
If the water coming out of your sink, shower, etc. is a muddy, cloudy, color, this is another sign of a heater that may need to be fixed. This weird coloring may mean that there is sediment being built up in your tank. The walls should be checked to make sure that they are not moist, and check to make sure that there are not water puddles under the heater.
To avoid dangerous situations, your hot water heater should be inspected at least once a year by a certified professional. If you suspect on or more of these problems, then it is imperative that a plumber is called to your house as soon as possible.
Is the water heater in your Austin home in need of repairs? Contact S&D Plumbing and schedule a service call today!