Most of us take our water heaters for granted. But when they malfunction, we definitely notice. Here are three signs your storage tank water heater needs repairs.
You Hear Cracks, Pops, or Rumbles
It’s normal for most water heaters to make some noise while in use. However, any new or especially loud noises are a reason for concern.
Over time, sediment can build up inside of your water heater. Cracking, popping, or rumbling often indicates that your water heater needs to be drained and cleaned.
There is a Decreased Amount of Hot Water
Most water heaters have two heating elements inside of the tank. If either of the elements are malfunctioning, usually one of two things happens. Water is lukewarm and never gets hot, no matter how long you run it. Or, there could be hot water coming out, but it quickly turns cold.
In some cases, the heating element can be replaced, so you can avoid having to buy a new water heater.
You Notice Leaks
Water pooling around the water heater should never been ignored, no matter how minor the leak is. Sizes vary, but most residential water heaters hold between 30 and 80 gallons of water. That amount of water could flood your home and cause severe damage.
If you notice a leak, you should shut off the power to your water heater and call a plumber immediately.
Water Heater Repair & Replacement in Houston
Nothing is worse than a cold shower. But if you ignore signs that your water heater needs repairs, that’s exactly what you’ll be facing.
DIYers risk scalding themselves, ruining their heaters, or causing damage to their homes. Storage tank water heater repairs are best left to the professionals at Ory’s Plumbing Solutions. If your water heater is acting up, please contact us today.