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The Complete Guide to Spotting a Faulty Water Heater at Home

Signs and Symptoms of a Faulty Water Heater

The last thing anyone wants is to hop into a cold shower in the morning before work. Not only is this one of the more well-known signs of a faulty water heater, but it is also a health hazard. Not to mention extremely uncomfortable and annoying, especially in the winter months. Along with water that never gets hot, even water that only gets mildly warm before turning cold is another sign that something is wrong with your water heater.

Along with cold water, if your water is discolored, tasting funny or if your water heater itself is being louder than normal or showing signs of water leakage, these could all be signs that point to your water heater having some problems. Learn how to spot these signs and irradicate them before the problem becomes bigger and more expensive than necessary. Below is a complete guide on how to spot these signs yourself and call in a professional.

Grumpy Water Heaters Are Noisy Water Heaters

noisy water heaterDon’t let your popping or grumbling water heater suffer on its own for too long. Doing so could result in you buying an entirely new water heater. Staying on top of the grumbling noises will keep you from wasting money on a new water heater if caught early enough because fixing this issue is relatively quick and painless.

The reason your water heater is making noises is from sediment build-up within the tank of the water heater. The noise results from the water boiling underneath the sediment, and this results in your water heater working overtime to try and work through this sediment in order to heat your water. All it takes to fix this issue is a call to a professional.

A professional can flush your tank and drain it all out. However, if it is not done in time, your tank could end up with a leak which means you are buying a whole new water heater. Don’t make this mistake, call a professional before you see a leak!

Warning: Rusted Water Isn’t Safe!

Ultimately, a water heater that is filled with sediment and mineral material isn’t safe for anyone or their water heater. Water that is discolored in any way is another sign that you have sediment built up within your water heater that needs to be flushed out as soon as possible.

colored water

It definitely isn’t the healthiest thing in the world to drink dirty water filled with sediment material or rust, so the sooner you get your heater looked at, the sooner you will have clean water and a working water heater.

Water That Doesn’t Smell or Taste Right

metallic waterWhen it comes to a metallic taste in the water, it is most likely because there are actual metals present in your water. Access minerals within your water supply could be coming from access minerals and sediment in your water heater tank. It could also be caused by low levels of pH in your water.

Calling in a professional will get either problem fixed with no problems and little money out of your pocket. It is best to trust a professional with these situations to ensure the lifespan of your water heater.

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