Hot Water Services in the East Valley & Surrounding Areas
The water heating system in your home serves an important function. Hot water is needed for cooking, it’s necessary for washing clothes and running a dishwasher, and certainly makes a shower a lot more comfortable. When your hot water fails, Top Notch Plumbing and Drain, LLC can help.
Five Signs of Water Heater Damage
Water heaters can last anywhere from 6 to 12 years, so if your system is within or beyond that age range, you may need a new water heater.
Regardless of your system’s age, the following signs are an indicator that you may need professional service:
1. Lack of Hot Water
Unsurprisingly, the first sign of water heater damage is that you don’t have any hot water. We suggest taking a look at the thermostat. If the temperatures are outside the 120-to-140-degree Fahrenheit range, you can try resetting the thermostat. If that works, your problem is solved. If not, the water heater is likely damaged. It's also possible that your needs have outgrown what the water heater can provide.
2. Higher Heating Costs
Is your heating bill going up without any discernible reason? The reason might be that the water heater is working harder to supply the same amount of hot water, and that can be the result of a damaged tank. The cost of fixing your water heater might be partially recouped by lower short-term heating costs and acting quickly may also reduce the chances of bigger repairs in the long term.
3. Discolored or Murky Water
When you start the shower, are you seeing a rust color coming out? You may have some water heater problems. When the tank starts to rust, it affects what comes out of the showerhead sink.
The same is true of water that’s cloudy. This can indicate a sediment buildup. You may be able to drain the tank and solve the problem that way. But if you do drain it and the cloudy water quickly returns, then it might be time to give us a call.
4. Water Leaks
When a water heater tank’s relief valve doesn’t work properly, it can start to leak. What’s happening is that the pressure buildup inside the tank is getting too intense and essentially starting to push the water out. When you see moisture or pooling gathering around the base of the water heater, act immediately and call us.
5. Noise from the Water Heater
When sediment hardens inside the water heater, it starts to move around, and you might be able to hear the bumping and rumbling. Left unchecked, the hardened sediment can damage the metal, meaning these noises can be the forerunner of leaks. Give draining it a try, but if that doesn’t work, reach out to one of our professionals.
How Often Should I Schedule Water Heater Maintenance?
To get the most out of your system, and to satisfy your factory warranty, we recommend scheduling professional maintenance appointments at least once per year.
Water heater maintenance not only prevents repairs and breakdowns but also extends the life expectancy and maximizes the energy efficiency of a system. At Top Notch Plumbing and Drain, LLC, our skilled plumbers provide thorough, reliable, and affordable water heater maintenance services. Give us a call today to get your next service on the books!
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Top Notch Plumbing and Drain, LLC has over 14 years of experience providing reliable water heater repair and installation services for the people of Gilbert and the East Valley. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for the dependable plumbing service you deserve.