With the unpredictable weather, you never know when you will be needing a hot soothing shower after a cold rainy day or a nice cold shower after a blazing hot day. To avoid any frustration to your day, it is always handy to make sure your home water heater is functioning properly. Here are some signs your water heater might need to be repaired or replaced.
Irregular water temperature
Fluctuating water temperature could be a sign that your water heater is not functioning properly. The sudden switching between hot to cold water can lead to an unpleasant shower and can also be dangerous when the water suddenly turns scalding.
Discoloration of water
Naturally, water that comes out of taps should be clear. Hazy or brownish water from taps could be caused by your water heater. Your water heater tank may be rusty and sediments might have accumulated in the tank over time. This can pose as a serious health hazard if not addressed.
Hot water running out to fast
Your water heater is designed to keep your water hot and ready to use when needed. However, if you are realising that your hot water runs out mid-way through your shower, there could be a problem with your water heating element in your water tank.
A leaking water tank can lead to a pool of water surrounding the bottom of the tank. This can be especially dangerous if you have kids, pets and other electrical items in the surrounding area. It is best to fix the leak as soon as you notice it.
Unusual noises coming from tank
Water heaters are not meant to last forever. They have an average lifespan of 8 to 10 years. As your water tank ages, you may start hearing mild buzzing sounds which might eventually grow to load rumbling sounds. A little noise from the water tank is normal. However, if the noise becomes unusually loud, it is best to have it looked at.
If you notice any of these signs, it is best to have your water heater looked at by a professional water heater expert as soon as possible. Not sure where to hire? Book a water heater repair or installation service with us today.