I Think My Water Heater Needs a Repair — But How Can I Tell?

When was the last time you checked on the status of your water heater? Sure, it may be rather simple to breeze over the fact that this essential machine is providing copious amounts of hot water in your home, but sometimes your day-to-day gets overwhelming and then you completely forget about it. However, if you noticed a difference in its performance, then here are some signs that it needs a repair:

Base Leakage

When passing your water heater, did you notice a puddle by the base of the unit? If you did, then that means there’s a leak present — something you should definitely have looked at right away. Typically with a storage tank unit, it’s possible for it to rust and give out over time, which will cause the initial leak.

Of course, if you hit one of the drain valves with your leg at any point, then that will release some water onto the ground. Just remember this: when in doubt, have your water heater checked out.

No Hot Water

Another common sign is that your unit will produce water that’s anything but hot. When a water heater hasn’t been flushed in a very long time, sediment builds up at the bottom of the tank and hinders the overall performance of the unit.

If that’s not the case, then it is possible that your water might need to be replaced altogether — the sooner you do that, the quicker you’ll have hot water in your home.

Strange Noises

Do you constantly hear a “clink” or “pop” in your home throughout the day? Well, those happen to be sounds of a water heater that’s in need of a serious repair. Typically when you have a healthy unit, it will be quiet. Of course, the minute you hear these sounds, you’ll want to have your water heater repaired by our team right away!

At Mitch Wright Plumbing, Heating & Air, we are here for all of your plumbing and heating/cooling needs, which is why we offer 24/7 emergency services. For more information on the services we provide, visit us on the web or give us a call at (662) 269-0851!