by Duane Blanton on January 24, 2014

Signs Your Water Heater Needs Maintenance


Round Lake Water HeaterA water heater has a very basic function. They are designed to heat water for you to wash clothes, do dishes and bathe. Consequently, there are several varieties of water heaters, but they all serve the same purpose. The sole function of a hot water heater is to produce and provide hot water. Essentially, a hot water heater is responsible for heating the water. This is a very basic function. When a hot water heater goes out it is recommended that you replace the entire tank. It is not recommended that you do a do-it-yourself to make repairs to major operating systems for the home. (i.e. air, heat, hot water heater) However, it comes highly recommended that you recognize the signs of your hot water heater needing maintenance.

A clear sign that your hot water heater needs maintenance is the fact that it will no longer produce hot water. This is a very basic characteristic that you hot water heater needs repair. All the warning signs of your hot water heater going on may not be as obvious as this one.

Another sign that your hot water heater needs repair is the age of the heater. If you have a heater that is more than 10 years old replacing it before a major malfunction is recommended. Another indicator is loud noises coming from the hot water heater which indicates that valves are shutting down without warning.

Corrosion is also a warning that your hot water heater maybe on the brink if the corrosion is located on the outside of the tank it is probable that their is corrosion on the inside. Cloudy water or water pooling underneath the tank are also warning signs that you should replace your hot water heater. Finally, if it takes a considerable amount of time to get the water to a warm or hot water status this to is a reason to replace your hot water tank.

Many malfunctions at home can be quickly done at home by those self repair guru’s, but it is highly recommended that you call a professional plumber for the replacement of a hot water heater to ensure that it is done accurately. A hot water heater has a responsibility to keep your water hot. Make sure that when it needs repair you visit a professional. Although, any responsible homeowner should know the signs of a hot water heater that needs maintenance. This will save you valuable time and money.

Is the water heater in your Round Lake home in need of repairs? Call us at (847) 855-0000 and schedule a service call today!

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