Many homeowners don’t notice the worsening condition of their water heaters until it’s too late and cold water starts coming out of faucets. A broken water heater can interrupt your household’s bathing, laundry, and dish-washing schedules and make daily life a hassle.
Luckily, there are some subtle signs to look for that can help you determine if you need to call a plumbing expert for water heater repairs or replacement!
1) Reduced Hot Water Pressure
Mineral deposits can cause further harm to your water heater by lowering the pressure of hot water. Their accumulation in the water heater’s heating components can block pipes. This, in turn, reduces the pressure of the water coming from the water heater. An aging water heater also leads to reduced water pressure
2) Lukewarm Water
Several factors can cause your water heater to provide lukewarm water instead of hot water. If you have changed the water heater’s settings to vacation mode or a lower temperature, then lukewarm water will come out. If the weather outside is significantly cold or your usage of hot water has increased, that can also cause the water heater to warm the water slower than usual. If none of these factors are present and you still get lukewarm water, then there is a possibility you need your water heater prepared.
3) Water Discoloration
The problem is probably with your water pipes if you notice rusty water coming from your hot and cold-water taps. However, if you only notice metallic water in the hot water tap, it is time to call a plumberto inspect your water heater. The heater has a metal pole made from magnesium and aluminum, which can lead to rusty water when this pole gets damaged. This is why you need to get your water heater inspected and maintained regularly.
4) Hot Water Leakage
Usually, a small amount of water trickles down the water heater when there is a leakage, making the damage unapparent until substantial damage is done. You’ll need to do a visual inspection of your tank to check for leaks or hire a professional to inspect it. If left untreated, these leaks won’t just ruin your tank but could also cause serious water damage to your home.
If you are experiencing a leak within your residence, Inland Empire Leak Detection can help. From emergency plumbing services to repipe plumbing and concrete slab repairs, we have the expertise to detect and diagnose the leaks in your home.
Contact us at (951)442-5339 for a free leak detection and inspection!