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Could Your Water Heater Use a Repair or Two?

Monday, February 17th, 2020 at 11:00 am

water-heaterWhat if you were offered an all-inclusive 12-night stay at a luxurious hotel in the Carribean… but, in order to go, you had to get rid of your water heater? Would you do it? No, of course not! Heck, you probably wouldn’t even get rid of your water heater if you were offered a million bucks — it’s just that important to your comfort!

Because your water heater is one of THE MOST important components of your plumbing system, it is important that you take care of it. Of course, that includes calling for repairs as soon as you notice a problem. Fortunately, there are a number of signs that suggest your system needs repair, and below, we have outlined some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (and, of course, remember to call our team when you need a plumber in Yelm.)

Does it Need Repairs?

There are a number of signs that suggest your water heater is in need of repairs:

Rumbling Sounds

Any strange sounds coming from the tank of a water heater are cause for concern, especially if they sound quite rumbly! But do not fret—your water heater isn’t going to explode. All it needs is a handy dandy repair expert to take a look at it!


Rust and corrosion can certainly be a big deal, especially if you start to ignore it. So, even if you notice the teeniest bit of rust on your system’s tank, be sure to call in a professional right away. It is always better to stay on top of it to prevent further corrosion.

Cold Water

If the water isn’t getting as hot as it should, don’t simply shrug it off and hope it will go away. If you’re finding yourself taking lukewarm showers on a regular basis, it probably means trouble with the heat exchanger, heating elements, or gas burners—all things you’ll want to be addressed right away.

Water Discoloration

When the water coming from the hot water taps takes on a reddish-brown tint, it can mean that there is sediment in the tank or that the inside of the tank is beginning to rust. Therefore, if your water is starting to look more like a scene of a horror movie than it does water, it is definitely time to call for repairs.


You can expect to see a few drips coming from the water heater’s pressure release valve. However, water coming from anywhere else is a problem. Be sure to call in a professional plumber right away if your water heater starts to leak!

You Need a Professional Plumber NOW!

If you suspect its time to schedule your water heater repairs, be sure to call in a professional plumber right away! Trust us, only a professional plumber has the tools, training, and experience to safely and correctly handle the complex needs of your system, the first time around.

Ready to schedule your water heater repairs? Great! Contact Brooks Plumbing Company today to get started. 

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