Having hot water is truly a modern luxury that we can’t live without. But when you stop to think about it, your hot water heater gets a ton of use every single day delivering hot water for showers, laundry, dishes, cleaning and more. This wear and tear can really take a toll on the system and cause the need for repairs. If it has been awhile since you’ve had your water heater maintained, make sure that you call the Riverside plumbers at Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air. To help you better identify what would be a cause for concern with your water heater, we wanted to share the most common signs that could indicate that you need to call for water heater repairs.
Water heaters are an important part of your home, so make sure that you call a professional Riverside plumber whenever you need any services. Here are 3 common signs that you should watch for:
- Leaks – Any appliance that works with a lot of water is going to eventually leak. Your water heater could start to leak from bad gaskets or valves as well as from too much pressure inside the tank. If you notice water spots around your water heater, it’s best to call immediately instead of waiting for them to go away on their own.
- Not enough hot water – Other than your water heater being too small, there are a few common cause of insufficient hot water. It could be that the dip tube has come loose so all the cold water coming into your water heater is collecting at the top. It may also be that the thermostat for your water heater is broken.
- Noises – If you start to hear noises coming from your water heater, like rumbling or rattling, it likely means that there are minerals collected on the bottom of the tank. This layer of minerals or sediment will cause air bubbles when heated and result in the rumbling noise that you hear.
Give us a call here at Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air today when you need a Riverside plumber that you can trust.