There aren't many household systems more confusing than plumbing, which is why I stopped trying to fix mine on my own. I realized that taking things apart was increasingly more difficult, so I stopped guessing and started looking for a trained expert who could come out and help. When I found the right professional, it was amazing to see how much easier things were. They went through, evaluated my plumbing system, and made changes that changed my home from the inside-out. Check out this blog to find out more about how to avoid plumbing problems and when to hire a professional of your own.
A hot water heater is an appliance that is used frequently in a home, but many people don't pay much attention to it until it fails completely. Luckily, a hot water heater usually provides several signs that there is a problem and repairs are needed. If you notice these issues promptly, you may be able to hire a plumber to fix your hot water heater instead of having to replace it. Some signs that your water heater needs repair include:
Water Temperature Isn't Stable
When you turn on your hot water to take a shower or clean dishes, it is normal to expect it to remain at the same temperature. If your hot water fluctuates from hot to warm to cool and then back to hot again, it may mean that mineral deposits have built up inside your water heater tank. These minerals can affect the heating element, causing the water inside the tank to heat unevenly. In many cases, having your water heater flushed can solve the problem. In the event of a major build-up, you may need to have the heating element replaced.
Bad Water Pressure When Using Hot Water
Mineral build-up can be a major problem with hot water heaters, especially if you live in an area that has hard water. Over time, it is possible for the minerals to build up enough to begin blocking the pipes that transfer hot water from your water heater to your faucets and showers. A plumber may be able to clear these build-ups so your hot water can flow properly and you can enjoy good hot water pressure.
If your hot water is brown or has a rust colored hue but your cold water is fine, you most likely have a problem with your water heater. This is often a sign that there is some type of corrosion within your water heater. If you catch it quickly and call a plumber promptly, the issue may be able to be repaired so you don't have to replace your entire hot water heater.
A water heater is typically quiet for the most part. If there are banging, cracking, or popping sounds coming from your water heater, it is usually because of mineral deposits that are overheating as the water heater heats up the water. Don't ignore these odd noises -- the sooner you have your water heater tank flushed and cleaned, the more likely it is to last longer.Share
27 February 2017