A water heater that is well-maintained can last up to 15 years. However, in order to ensure that your water heater lasts a long time, you will have to keep it maintained. A well-maintained water heater will work more efficiently. It can also help you save money on your electric bill.
A water heater typically needs to be serviced once or twice a year. However, if you recognize problems, then you will need to get it serviced more often. Below are some of the signs that your water heater is in need of maintenance:
No Hot Water: If you do not have hot water in your home, then that it is a sign that your water heater is not working properly. This could also be a sign of a tripped circuit breaker.
Rusty Water: You will need to pay close attention to the water that is coming out of your sink. If the water looks rusty, then that could indicate a problem with your water heater. Muddy water is also a sign that your water heater is failing or could possibly fail within the near future.
Taste And Smell The Water: You will also need to smell and taste the water. If the water has a metallic-like taste or smell to it, then you need to get your water heater serviced immediately.
Strange Noises: Normal water heaters make noises. However, a strange noise is an indication that something is wrong with the water heater. Listen closely for loud pops and cracks. Strange sounds could be a sign that mineral deposits and scale are beginning to build up inside of the water heater.
Leaking Water: Immediate action needs to be taken if you see water leaking from the water heater. Leaking water is an indication of internal failure inside of the heater.
Is the water heater in your Austin home in need of repairs? Call S&D Plumbing today and schedule a service call today!