Jan 24, 2014   //   by Daniel Cordova   //   Baldwin Park Plumber, Blog, Home Plumbing, Plumbing Maintenance, Water Heater  //  Comments Off on Why is it taking so long for the water in my home to heat up?

Signs Your Water Heater Needs Maintenance


West Covina Water HeaterWe tend to take our water heater for granted. We bathe, wash dishes, and clean our clothes with hot water. What if we found ourselves at the most inconvenient time without it? There’s no reason to have this happen with a simple knowledge of what to look for when it comes to water heater maintenance.

The first thing a professional plumbing technician will recommend is regular water heater inspection. By doing this yearly chances of heating problems will be minimal if not eliminated. However, if you suspect you’re on the verge of a water heater problem it’s something you need to take care of right away. There are certain points to always be on the look-out for if you feel you may have a water heater problem. Below is a short list of possible problems to be on the look-our for.

Shortness of hot water is the most immediate problem homeowner’s find. If you feel that the length of time your water remains heated has shortened then chances are it has. Heating elements are the basic item that heats our water and can go at any time. This is usually following a lessening of hot water as a warning. At the first sign of this you should immediately call a plumbing technician.

Any water leakage, no matter how small the leak, which you find around your water heater should also be inspected as soon as possible. Again do not do it yourself. The leak could be from a number of different problems and will, more than likely, save you time and money by using a professional.

There are any number of qualified plumbing professionals, but it takes a simple search on the internet to find the best one in your area. Make sure they offer a guarantee on their work and that they’re available 24/7 for any unforeseen emergency. A good relationship with your plumber is like having one with your doctor. Preventative maintenance is always a good idea to avoid expensive repair or replacement. At the first sign of any problem call the plumbing technician of your choice.

Is the water heater in your West Covina home in need of repairs? Call Daniel Cordova Plumbing at (626) 962-0885 and schedule a service call today!

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