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Pro Tips: 5 Signs Your Water Heater May Need A Repair

Are you concerned about your water heater? It’s important to keep an eye out for any signs that might indicate it’s time for a repair or tune-up. In this blog post, we’ll cover the five most common signs that you should have a professional take a look at your water heater and determine if it needs a repair. Knowing these signs can help you protect your water heater from further damage and save you time and money in the long run. Read on to learn more!

Fluctuating Temperature

Is your hot water temperature constantly changing? A fluctuating temperature is a sign that you may need a water heater tune-up. This can be caused by a buildup of mineral deposits around the heating components in your water heater, resulting in inconsistent water temperature. If your hot water temperatures are always changing, it’s time to have a professional check out your water heater to make sure everything is working properly. Don’t wait until it’s too late and you’re stuck with no hot water!

Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure is an early sign that your water heater might need a tune-up or repair. The culprit might be sediment build-up in the tank or a blocked distribution line. This can lead to water getting trapped in the heater and eventually reducing the amount of water pressure you experience. You might also see reduced water flow when multiple taps are running at the same time. If this sounds familiar, it’s time to look into scheduling a tune-up for your water heater. A trained technician can flush the tank and check out any potential blockages in your plumbing system. They’ll also be able to tell you if there’s any other issue that could be causing the low water pressure. Don’t let low water pressure put a damper on your morning routine – get your water heater checked out as soon as possible!

Rust Colored Water

If you turn on the hot water in your house and notice that the water is a rust color, it's time to take a closer look at your water heater. This could be a sign that there's an issue inside your water heater tank. Rust in the hot water can be a sign of corrosion, which can lead to further damage if left unaddressed. It's important to have a professional take a look at your system to determine if the rust colored water is coming from the tank or from corroded pipes. Taking care of it sooner than later could save you from costly repairs down the road.

No Hot Water

Having no hot water is one of the most obvious signs that your water heater needs to be repaired. Without hot water, you’re unable to take a hot shower, do laundry, or wash dishes. It’s an extremely inconvenient situation. If you suspect there may be something wrong with your water heater due to there not being any hot water, it’s best to call a professional plumber. They can diagnose the issue and advise you on the best course of action. You don’t want to risk trying to fix the issue yourself if you don’t have any experience as this could lead to more harm than good.

Your Water Heater Is Leaking

Leaking water heaters can cause serious water damage to your home, making it a more urgent repair than the signs mentioned above. If your water heater is leaking, it is important to take action as soon as possible to prevent any further damage. A leaking water heater can be caused by an issue with the pressure valve, corroded or damaged pipes, or a defective unit. You should not try to repair the leak yourself, as this can make the issue worse. Instead, contact a certified technician who can help you diagnose and resolve the issue quickly and safely.

Our Peter Levi team hopes by providing you with some of the most common signs you are in of a water heater tune-up or repair you will be able to RESOLVE any small problems before they turn into something more costly. Are you experiencing one of the signs above or just haven’t had a tune-up in some time? Let us TAKE CARE of it today. 

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