Signs the water heater is in need of repair will come about if something is wrong. Everyone needs hot water for bathing, washing clothes and cooking, so it needs to be available all the time.
Hot water heaters are wonderful if one maintains the appliance properly, checking it from time to time for anything different going on with the usual quiet machine.
A good water heater should last at least 10 years, but if one maintains it, and it is a trade name, it could last a lot longer.
One sign to look for is any leaking under or around the tank. There should not be any water whatsoever near the tank or coming from it. If there is a puddle or wet spots, call the plumber.
Another way that a hot water tank can indicate that it needs a plumber is when the water temperature fluctuates or does not get hot enough. It can happen gradually with water streaming out ordinarily hot then it gets cool by the end of a shower. Usually one will notice the change in the water temperature over several weeks, and it is due to sediments that cling to the heating element.
In fact, maintaining the hot water tank is highly important. This means flushing out the deposits that can settle on the elements that heat the water. It is an easy task, as all that one has to do is hook up a garden hose to it and drain all the water out.
Next, any discoloration of the water, especially if it is with normal use, and it is not just happening every once in awhile. Rust in the water means that there is now corrosion in the water supply, and this needs to be taken care of immediately, so do not use the water and call the plumber.
What is more, an increase of the water bill can raise suspicion that the water heater needs help.Something people easily overlook is flushing out sediments. This must be done regularly, especially with hard water.
Is the water heater in your Austin home in need of maintenance? Call S&D Plumbing and get started today!