The water heater is one of the most-used appliances in your home. From climate control to laundry machines, dishwashers and showers, your water heater is under constant use. Here are a few ways to know if you have a faulty water heater.
If you hear new noises from your water heater, it may be time for professional servicing. Your water heater may be making noises for various issues, including sediment buildup or defective heating elements. Call our professionals for guidance on possible ways to resolve the impending problem.
Water Quality Issues
Is your water showing a rusty or muddy color? Or, does it have a smell? These indicate that there may be something wrong with your water heater. Sediment buildup in your heater can impact the color of your water. You may also be smelling dissolved compounds from the heating element.
Leaks and corrosion are surefire signs that your hot water tank is failing. As water escapes the tank and corrodes the metal on the outside, you may see leaks and drips around your system. Take note of these leaks, and call us to arrange a replacement soon.
Reduced Hot Water
No one likes to take cold showers, especially when they’re not planning for it. If your water heater suddenly can’t keep up with your demands for hot water, there may be a problem with it heating effectively.
Low Water Flow
Sediment buildup in the pipes connecting to your heater, or in the heater itself can restrict water flow through your home’s plumbing, causing a decrease in water pressure.
Putman & Son’s Plumbing is Rochester Hills’ go-to source for information on a wide range of water heaters. Contact us today for more information about popular and efficient water heaters. Our master plumbers are experts regarding water heater repair, removal, and installation. If you think you have a faulty water heater, call Putman & Son’s Plumbing at (248) 652-0990.