If you like taking hot showers, it goes without saying that you should take care of your water heater. Odds are that you have one, and it’s important to know what to look for when it comes to the need for maintenance or repairs. You don’t want to ignore the signs and be left without hot water. Routine maintenance and repairs will almost always be cheaper than full water heater replacement, so don’t wait until it’s too late to educate yourself on the signs that you need to repair or perform maintenance on your water heater. Read on for three ways to know if your water heater needs maintenance.
Aside from the obvious just plain not heating at all, there are a few things you can look for to know that you might need some maintenance. First, if there’s not enough hot water or it isn’t heating up quickly enough, or sometimes even if it’s just fluctuating in temperatures, you might want to give a professional a call. Depending on what kind of water heater you have, it could be a few different things. Second, if your water is rusty or smells like rotten eggs, this could be a big sign. There are parts, the anode rod specifically, within your water heater that need to be replaced regularly, or else they will begin rusting and reacting to bacteria. Third, if you have a slow flow or leaking coming from your water heater. Whether this is buildup, parts issues, or just an aging water heater, it might just be time to call in the plumbing big guns.
Want to know more about water heater maintenance? Give us a call to get information on water heater maintenance, installation, and repair, along with our many other plumbing services. Sometimes all it takes is a phone call and we can help you with advice right on the spot. Our trained staff are here for all your water and plumbing needs, so don’t hesitate to call us today.