Mar 21, 2014   //   by Daniel Cordova   //   Home Plumbing, Water Heater  //  Comments Off on How often should I have my water heater checked out?

Signs Your Water Heater Is In Need Of Repairs

 

Water HeaterYour water heater is one of the hardest-used appliances in your home. Even though most hot water heaters have a long lifespan, it is important to properly maintain them for optimal performance and efficiency. If your water heater is neglected for too long or has issues that are not repaired, you face even bigger problems down the road.

If your water heater stops producing hot water, it is definitely time for some maintenance. One common reason for a lack of hot water is a malfunctioning element. Either the top or bottom element in your hot water heater may need to be replaced.

Have you ever turned on your faucet and noticed rust-colored water running out of it? This likely means that your tank needs to be professionally cleaned. Over time, sediment can accumulate in the bottom of your hot water tank, the only way to solve the problem is by cleaning it out. It is a good idea to contact a professional water heater repair service to do this for you because you risk damaging your water heater, especially if you do not know exactly what you are doing. You also risk injuring yourself when you attempt to clean it out on your own.

When a hot water heater begins to leak, this is a very clear sign that it is in need of maintenance or repair. It will need to be shut off and drained before it can be fixed. For a leaky tank, your best bet is to contact a professional who can troubleshoot and properly repair the underlying problem.

If you have ever turned on the shower, only to discover there was no hot water, you already know what an inconvenience it can be to have a malfunctioning water heater. Keeping your hot water heater inspected and in good repair will help prevent this annoying and potentially expensive problem from happening in the future.

Is the water heater in your West Covina home in need of maintenance? Call Daniel Cordova Plumbing at (626) 962-0885 and get started today!


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