If you’re reading this post hoping to hear about a water heater that you can buy and then never run into problems with, you’re out of luck. If you do find such claims elsewhere, then you also know that you are dealing with a source that cannot be trusted. Water heaters today are well-made and reliable, but not a single one of them is perfect. At some point, you are going to require professional water heater repair in Columbia, MD.
When you do, ours is definitely the number to call. Our water heater technicians have seen it all when it comes to water heater problems, and we’ve done it all when it comes to repairing those problems. Of course, you’ll need to recognize that you have a potential problem before you can go about repairing that problem. So here are a few tips that will help you to determine if the time has come for professional water heater repair services.
What to Look For
You use your water heater each and every day, and for multiple uses throughout the house. These include showering, cleaning your laundry, washing your dishes, and other vital tasks. It should go without saying that problems of any kind with your water heater are really cause for concern. The “good” news, if you can call it that, is that many issues with your water heater are fairly obvious, if you know what to look for.
- Is your water heater rumbling? Then you may have buildup at the bottom of the tank requiring professional cleaning. You may also hear a hissing sound, which could be normal pressure relief. If it is constant, though, then you may need to have your system assessed, as this suggests ongoing issues with high pressure levels.
- Is your water heater leaking? Do not ignore a pool of water surrounding your water heater. It could be that you have a leak at a connection point, which is generally a straightforward task as far as repairs go. Unfortunately, this could also mean that your hot water tank itself is leaking. If this is the case, then there is really no fix. Your tank water heater will need to be replaced.
- Is your water heater pumping out lukewarm water? If this occurs, then you will definitely notice the problem promptly. Make sure that you haven’t been using a ton of hot water all at once. Your tank may just need to replenish. If it’s a tankless model or you haven’t been using hot water that heavily, though, then chances are that there is a problem with the heating mechanism/combustion chamber, or even with the thermostat on the water heater.
Hot water is a resource that most homeowners would list as a necessity, not a luxury. Make sure that you are able to use hot water in your home with the reliability and efficiency that we know you deserve.