Signs Your Water Heater Needs Maintenance
Your water heater is an important piece of the plumbing of your house. From showers and baths to cleaning the dishes, you use your hot water often throughout the day. If it stops working for any reason it can be frustrating and can cause you to get behind on your daily chores. It is always a good idea to get your water heater serviced when it starts showing signs of problems before a major issue occurs. There are several signs that your water heater may need maintenance.
One obvious sign that something is wrong is that your pipes are leaking. Leaking pipes can cause a variety of issues with your plumbing. When metal pipes get wet they become susceptible to rust. Rusty pipes can contaminate your water. You definitely do not want to drink water with rust in it. Another problem with leaking pipes is that they can continue to corrode until the large holes appear on your pipes and water is shooting out everywhere.
Another sign that your water heater may need to be serviced is that you notice a change in the water temperature. If you notice that your water is not getting as hot as it used to or that it takes longer to heat up then there is a problem with your water heater. You should call a maintenance company to handle the problem before it gets worse. If you let it go too long then you may lose your ability to have hot water at all.
Sometimes your water heater may make strange noises if it is having an issue. Mineral deposits from hard water can settle in the water heater and cause all kinds of problems. One more tell tale sign is if you start to notice a bad smell coming from your water or water heater. Both of these can be very serious and require immediate maintenance.
While there are some maintenance issues with your water heater that you could probably fix yourself, it is really not a good idea. It is possible that there is more that one thing wrong with your water heater. It is also possible that you have misdiagnosed the problem. It is always the best idea to call a water heater repair company to handle any of your water heater troubles.
Is the water heater in your Allentown home in need of repairs? Call Schuler Service at (610)-434-7103 and schedule a service call today!