The clearest and most unpleasant sign that you need water heater repair is jumping into a shower to find cold water when you expected hot water. However, there are more subtle signs that you should keep an eye out for.
To know if you need water heater repair, look for the following signs:
- Leaks: It’s a good idea to check on your water heater every so often. If you see water around the base of your water heater there may be a crack or leak in the tank. Call a professional plumber right away.
- Rust: When looking at your water heater, if you see rust around the tank or if the rust has reached the water and is coming out of your faucet, you will need water heater repair. The rust can lead to corrosion and will require you to replace your water heater if not repaired quickly.
- Sounds: Your water heater may make some noise, but if you hear any loud banging, cracking, or other loud unusual sounds, it is much better to call for an inspection than assume it’s okay.
- Age: Even the best water heaters are not designed to last forever. Most water heaters last around 10 years. Old water heaters may not work as efficiently, resulting in higher utility bills and more frustration when trying to get hot water.
If you notice these or any other signs that you need water heater repair, call a plumber you can trust. Here at Wake Forest Plumbing Company, our plumbing work is guaranteed. We strive to provide you with the best service and do the job right the first time. Reach out to us today.