Water heaters make up a large part of your plumbing system. They connect to all of the pipes going to sinks, showers, tubs, dishwashers, and other appliances. They provide us with the hot showers we enjoy at the end of a long day. They allow us to wash our clothes and dishes. Without one, we would be living in the past. So if you are experiencing any of these signs listed below, you have a water heater problem. Call us to fix or replace your water heater and get back to your everyday life.
Water Heater Is Leaking
If you notice a leak, puddling around your water heater, or an excess amount of water in the drip pan, then check the valves and gaskets on your water heater for a possible leak. Large amounts of water are a sign of a major problem and the sooner it is cleaned up and repaired the better. Mold and water damage can set in in as little as 24 hours.
You Have No Hot Water
You may run out of water if the hot water is used for an extended period of time – like long or multiple showers. This is fixed by allowing time to pass and the water heater is allowed to do its thing and heat up some more water. This scenario is normal. It is when no hot water comes out on the onset of use that should cause concern. Check your breaker before calling a professional to save yourself from a costly bill to correct a minor (and easily corrected) error.
Your Water Has An Odd Smell
Foul or unusual smells are typically an indicator that something is wrong, no matter what we are talking about. It holds true even for water heaters. Rust can emit a sulfuric smell, as can bacteria in your water source.