5 Signs Your Water Heater Needs TLC

Suffering from water heater issues? We know the feeling. Here at HomeWorks, our team is well versed in how to properly maintain your system and ensure it works correctly. That is why we have put together this helpful guide that will assist you in identifying when your water heater needs much-deserved TLC!

1. Fluctuating Hot Water

This one is a no-brainer. If you are starting to notice that your hot water is not lasting as long as you would like, it’s time to have a professional out to assess the situation. This could mean that your water heater may need to be drained and flushed. If you experience no hot water at all, it may be time to replace your system altogether.

2. Strange Sounds

Your water heater should not make noise. If you begin to notice hissing, popping, or clunking sounds, call our team. This could be due to mineral deposits that have built up, which can cause your system to overheat. Make sure you are attending to this issue quickly to prevent any further damage from happening to your system.

3. Low Water Pressure

You should always have a steady supply of water when it comes to bathing, cleaning, or other daily household tasks that include a hot water supply. If you have begun to notice your water pressure dwindling, mineral deposits may be responsible for this. Another reason for low water pressure include block distribution lines and in some cases, improper installation.

4. Water Leaking

If you notice any water lingering around your tank, it’s time to call a professional to perform a thorough inspection. While some leaks may be easy fixes, others can turn into quite costly repairs and may even cause further water damage to your home. Ignoring any leaking water is always a bad idea. Make sure you take immediate action if you begin to notice water leaks.

5. Water Discoloration

When you turn on your faucet, are you seeing a brown, rusty tint? This is a sure sign it’s time to book a service visit. This could indicate that your water heater has started to rust which, in turn, affects your hot water supply. A plumbing professional will be able to determine the cause and provide you with options on the next steps to remedy the issue.

If you are currently experiencing one of the five problems listed, call our HomeWorks team. Our plumbing professionals are ready to make your home WORK and ensure you have the comfort you deserve in your home.

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