Your water heater is an appliance that you rely on to supply your home with a steady supply of hot water. However, over time water heaters can begin to break down and require repairs. Yet, when a water heater malfunctions, how can you tell if it needs repair or replacement? Here are a few of the signs you can look out for that can indicate that you may be in need of hot water heater repair.
Not Enough Hot Water
A subtle sign that your water heater may need repair is if it is not producing enough hot water. While it will be obvious something is wrong with a hot water heater if it is not producing hot water at all, not having as much hot water as you once did, or only having warm water, can be a sign that something is wrong with your hot water heater. It could be that a part needs to be replaced, or it could also mean that you water heater is in need of routine maintenance. Either way, if you do not have enough hot water, you will want to consider having your water heater repaired.
Noticing water pooling around your water heater is another sign that your water heater is in need of repair. This water collecting near your water heater could be a sign of several issues; however, it does not necessarily indicate a need to replace your water heater. It is likely that a leaking valve or hose is the culprit, and that these parts simply need to be replaced.
Odd Smelling Water
This is another subtle sign that can indicate a problem with one’s water heater. Oftentimes, homeowners will attribute odd smelling tap water to an issue with their cities water supply or their piping. However, odd smelling water can be a sign of mineral deposits or bacterial growth in your water heater. Having your water heater professionally flushed and cleaned could help to fix this problem.
It is important for homeowners to know the signs that can indicate a problem with their water heater so that they can have the issue fixed before it becomes a bigger problem. Contact us for more of the signs you can be on the lookout for that can indicate that your water heater may be in need of repair.