Water heater maintenance doesn’t seem important until you’re showering in the cold, and no one wants that! Traditional tank water heaters work around the clock to provide hot water. It is inevitable for these systems to experience some sort of issue after working hard day in and day out. Continue reading to learn what five signs indicate you need maintenance for your water heater!
If you begin to notice irregular and inconsistent water temperatures throughout your home, you may want to call a technician to take a closer look. The most common cause of irregular water temperatures is the buildup of mineral deposits in the heater. Mineral deposits accumulate over time covering your system’s heating elements and causing irregular temperatures as an effect.
We believe it goes without saying that your water should ONLY be transparent. If your water begins to take on any other coloring, it is an indication that your heater has built up sediment. This can be a serious health hazard for you and your family if not taken care of ASAP.
Showering in the cold is never fun, especially when it becomes an everyday problem. Your traditional tank water heater has two heating elements, one at the top and one at the bottom. If you begin to notice you are running out of hot water, then one of your heating elements isn’t working. Traditional water heaters also run off of a reserved amount of water, so if you are the last person in your family to shower, you may be getting the short end of the stick. You may want to consider making the switch to a tankless water heater so you never run out of hot water!
It is perfectly fine for your water heater to make a few noises here and there, but if the noises transpire into loud banging, popping, or cracking sounds, it is time to call a technician. The main reason your water heater might make this noise is because of the accumulation of mineral deposits or a broken dip tube. If your heater begins to make too much noise, it could potentially weaken the overall structure and cause your heater to leak.
Water leaking from the bottom of your tank is an apparent sign that your water heater needs attention! Not only is it dangerous for those living in your home, but it can lead to corrosion and eat at the outer parts of your heater while making its way inside. This is one issue that unfortunately can’t be fixed and will need a replacement ASAP.
If you begin to notice any of these signs, it may be time to have your water heater serviced! Don’t wait until you’re showering in the cold to address the issue! Our Red Cap Family will fix your water heater’s problems, so you’re no longer running out of hot water. If you decide to make the switch to a tankless system, our team can take care of that, too! Call our team today.