Much like any appliance in your home, water heaters require routine maintenance to continue running properly and efficiently. If you are experiencing any of the signs below, it is time you call a professional to check on your water heater. Regular and routine maintenance will allow water heaters to last and work consistently for many years.
- Water Is Brown or Rust Colored – If the water flowing out of your tap is not clear and fresh, this is a sign that rust particles and debris have lined your pipes and/or water system. A routine maintenance check can help remove any rust that has built up. Usually, a quick water treatment will help the water sparkle again.
- Water Isn’t as Hot as Usual – This can again be blamed on debris building up in your water system. Without regular maintenance flushing out the debris, the buildup can block the water from getting to the burner thus releasing cooler water. Routine maintenance will fix this issue before it even starts.
- The Water Heater Is Leaking – Leaks are often the result of a pressure buildup inside the tank that has finally given up. This can happen when the pressure or temperature is too high. Look for puddles and saturation around the tank regularly. If you do have a leak, call a plumber or water heater technician immediately.
Water heaters can last up to 12 years if properly taken care of. Make sure to have routine check-ups with a professional to make sure your system is working optimally. If you have any of the signs above, make sure to call a professional right away.