Ever gotten to experience a cold shower by surprise? If you have, then you know how unpleasant this experience it can be. If you haven’t then you likely want to avoid ever encountering this! In either case, you’ll want to know of a reliable resource to keep your water heater in optimal condition so you can get the hot water you need when you need it.
Our team works with a wide variety of water heaters in Kingman, AZ so when you need help getting your system back in optimal condition, you can come to us! Here are some of the warning signs to watch for that will alert you to trouble before things get ice cold.
Warning Signs Your Water Heater Is In Trouble
The goal you want to strive towards is to catch a problem in your water heater before it costs you the system! This is why it is a great idea to be on the alert for the following warning signs so you can call in our experts to repair your water heater ahead of a full breakdown.
- Crackling or rumbling noises: Have you noticed that your water heater has gotten a little noisy? While it heats water, it may be making rumbling, crackling, or even popping noises. These all indicate a layer of sediment has built up in the system and is hindering the heating process. Thankfully, we can flush your system out to address this.
- Signs of a leak: When you go out to your water heater, look around for signs of a leak. Water coming from the pressure release valve can be normal but leaking water from pipes or connections to the system is reason enough to call for repairs.
- Lukewarm water: You don’t need to wait for the water to get completely cold before calling in a professional. If all you can get from your system is lukewarm water, you need repairs!
- Temperature fluctuations: You turn on a hot water tap and get a good amount of hot water as expected. However, this only lasts for about two minutes and the water temperature drops after that. Perhaps there is a consistent rise and fall in your hot water temperature. These are signs of a water heater in trouble. Schedule repairs before there is no hot water to speak of.
- Weak water pressure: Water pressure can also be an indicator of trouble in your water heater. There may be a leak in a pipe or build-up in the system slowing down the flow of hot water through your house. You don’t have to struggle with this–contact an expert to restore great water pressure again.
- Discolored hot water: Last but certainly not least, if you turn on the hot water tap and receive rusty color water (red, orange, or brown) then it is time for a repair. This is a sign of corrosion in the system and, if it reaches your tank, it can cost you the entirety of your water heater.
When you need help with your water heater, reach out to Air Control Home Services. We can provide the repairs and other water heater services you need.