Is there anything worse than getting up in the morning and finding out that there’s no hot water? Whether you’re struggling to have enough hot water for your family members to all get showers in the morning or you’re completely without hot water, Henry Plumbing can help with water heater repairs or water heater installation. We install Rheem and AO Smith water heaters, which provide unmatched quality at affordable prices for residential and commercial customers.
Should you call a plumber about your water heater?
Here are some signs that trouble is brewing with your system.
You don’t have enough hot water.
Your water temperature isn’t consistent.
When you turn on a faucet and get the water to the temperature you want, it should stay steady. If you’re dealing with water that bounces from being hot to cold and back again, your water heater is almost certainly to blame.
Your water pressure has changed.
Has the flow from your once powerful showerhead slowed to a dribble? Does it take you longer than before to fill a pot in the kitchen? Water pressure changes don’t always mean a problem with the water heater, but they may. The best bet is to get a plumber to come out to identify the cause of the problem and make the necessary repairs.
You’re finding water on the floor.
Puddles of water on the floor are never a good sign for your plumbing. When the water is around your water heater, call a plumber right away. A leaking water heater can be a safety risk. Urgent repairs are necessary. When this happens, it’s likely you’ll need to replace the water heater.
You’re hearing strange noises.
Water heaters aren’t silent. However, most people are so accustomed to the noises that their systems make that they barely notice them—until the water heater starts making brand new noises. If banging, popping, hissing, or cracking sounds that you’ve never heard before are coming from your water heater, it’s time to have a plumber inspect it.
Your water heater is old.
Even the best water heaters don’t last forever. Generally, any water heater over 10 years old is on borrowed time. You can get ahead of the eventual breakdown by having a plumber inspect your water heater and help you determine if it’s time for a replacement.
Your water smells bad or is discolored.
Like finding puddles of water on the floor, having smelly or discolored water is usually bad news for your plumbing. If you notice these problems with your water and find it only happens with your hot water, there’s a good chance that you’ve got a rusty tank or a problem with the water heater’s anode rod, which removes bacteria.