5 Signs Your Water Heater is in Need of Repair

Published Date: July 17th, 2018 | Category: Water Heaters

Far before there’s water all over the basement, there are a few signs your water heater will give to let you know it’s about to go. Most people have no idea when their water heater is about to fail. But, you can avoid the disruption and damage of a failed water heater with preemptive repair or replacement. And, as experts in water heater repair for St Paul and the surrounding areas, we have come up with a list of indicators to look out for. And, if you notice any of these, it could mean your water heater is on its last legs or requires water heater repair:

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Poorly Heating Water

If you have cold water, but no hot water and you have a gas water heater, first check the pilot light. Follow the directions on the heater to make sure that the pilot light is working properly. If you have followed the directions for your heater so that the pilot is lit and you know that the gas is flowing to the heater, but it’s still not producing hot water, try turning up the water temperature. If you can’t get your water to warm up, give us a call for water heater repair.

Rusty Water

If you discover rusty water coming from your water heater and it only comes from the hot side in your home, this can be a sign that your water heater is rusting on the inside and it may begin to leak soon. It is important you call us to take a look and determine if you require water hear repair right away.

Strange Noises

As a water heater ages, sediment will build up on the bottom of the tank. As the sediment is heated and reheated, it eventually will harden. This causes strange noises as well as lower efficiency.

Water on the Floor

If you notice moisture around your water heater, you may have a small leak or a fracture in the tank. It could also be a leak from the fittings or connections to the tank. Either way, give us a call and we can come out to determine what kind of water heater repair you require.

Old Age

It’s simple, the older your water heater gets, the likelier it is to require water heater repair. And, at around 10 years, that’s when most water heaters need to be replaced.

If you are having any of these issues with your water heater or if you simply can’t get the hot water heater working, we can send out one of our experienced technicians to fix the problem for you. Contact us about water heater repair in St Paul today by calling (612) 922-9422 or Contact us Online.