Like many modern conveniences, your water heater is an appliance that you hardly ever think about even though you use it every day. When you use hot water to shower, bathe, clean dishes, or wash laundry, you might take it for granted that you can have hot water in your home whenever you want—that is, until you can’t. Considering all the work your water heater does, it’s inevitable that it will need to be repaired from time to time or replaced once it has reached the end of its life. Here are four signs that you need water heater repair services:
- Water Heats Up Too Slowly – It may be time to get your water heater repaired if your water takes more than a couple of minutes to get hot. When your water takes too long to heat up, you end up having to leave your faucet running for a long time. Not only is this inconvenient, but you’ll also have to pay higher utility bills.
- Low Water Pressure – Built-up mineral deposits in your water heater block the pipes, resulting in low water pressure. If you notice that your water pressure is lower than normal, call a professional to check out the issue and repair your water heater if needed.
- Hot Water Has an Odor – If your hot water has an unpleasant sulfur or rotten egg smell, it could be due to bacteria in your water heater. One method of eliminating the smell is to flush the water heater, but you should consult a professional to find out whether water heater repair is sufficient or if you need to replace it.
- Discolored Water – If the hot water coming out of your faucet is brown, you should reach out to a professional. The problem is likely your water heater, which has a metal pole. If the pole is damaged, it can make your water rusty.
If you need water heater repair or other plumbing services, contact us today at East Atlantic Plumbing LLC.