Your water heater is one of the principal appliances in your home. But you possibly don’t consider how much of your daily routine depends on the water heater until you need water heater repair in Indianapolis.
Enjoying a hot bath, running your dishwasher and washing clothes are just a handful of examples of the home comforts that require hot water.
You likely won’t realize your water heater is going bad until you only get cold water coming out of your showerhead. If you’re aware of these hints, you won’t miss a chance for steamy showers.
If you see these six signs, it’s time to contact the Professionals at 317-527-0271.
If your water appears discolored, there is a reasonable chance that your water heater is rusting. This can produce impure water and a leak.
Minimal noises are normal. If you hear loud clanking noises coming from your water heater, it could possibly be a warning there is a problem.
If residue has built up inside, your water heater may be less efficient. This could result in increased utility costs and potential damage to your system.
A leak is the most common cause of a failing water heater. If you notice water around your tank, you’re probably experiencing a leak and could risk significant water damage to your home.
Getting no hot water at all is clear indication of a problem. But erratic water temperature is often overlooked as a problem. This could mean mineral deposits have developed and your water heater’s heating element needs to be repaired or removed.
If you’re getting zero or very little hot water, there could possibly be a problem with the pilot light. If you’re uncertain how to fix the water heater, call in the Experts at 317-527-0271 in Indianapolis. While some owners can relight the pilot light without assistance, it can be dangerous if you’re unsure of the process.
If you smell gas, don’t try to restart the pilot. Contact your local energy provider immediately.
The average life span of a domestic water heater with proper maintenance is 10–12 years. Even if your water heater isn’t having an issue, it could be at a greater risk of a damaging leak.
If you’re unclear of your water heater’s age, check the identification sticker on the unit. This lists the manufacturing date and serial number.
If your water tastes metallic, your water lines could be corroded. If both hot and cold water is rusty, the corrosion is probably somewhere in your both hot and cold water pipes.
If only the hot water is rusty, there’s a high chance the concern is inside your water heater.
You may also get cloudy or strange-smelling water, which is likely because of mineral deposits. Standard maintenance will help keep them from building up and damaging the inside of your water heater.
When you determine it is time for a replacement, the question becomes tank vs. tankless. Here are some considerations about the perks of tankless water heaters:
Broad Ripple Service Experts’s plumbing team in Indianapolis can help by servicing leaks, installing low-flow fittings and suggesting energy-efficient upgrades.
If it isn’t practical to have a repair done, we can propose a new water heater to meet your household demands and budget.
Call us at 317-527-0271 or contact us online to request an appointment as soon as possible.
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