Your water heater is one of the great unsung heroes of your household, tirelessly doing its job year in and year out without complaint. That lets a lot of homeowners take their water heater for granted, which can catch them by surprise when problems arise. That doesn’t need to happen to you. In Olympia, WA, trained professionals are on hand to help repair any problems with your water heater quickly and efficiently, and when you spot the signs that you need water heater repair, you can call them in before it becomes a major issue. Here’s a quick list of red flags you should keep an eye out for.
- Lack of hot water. A water heater that is running inefficiently or has problems like build-up in the bottom of the tank won’t warm the water as effectively as it once did. Your “hot” water may feel more like lukewarm water, even after it’s had plenty of time to heat up.
- The hot water runs out more quickly. Tank hot water heaters use a tank because it allows them to have a considerable reservoir of hot water. But build-up, leaks and similar problems will lower the reservoir space, causing you to run out of hot water faster than you may have suspected.
- Strange noises. Any noise from your hot water heater that you don’t recognize as an ordinary part of its functioning is usually grounds for a repair call. This can include hissing, gurgling, rumbling and the like.
- Higher bills. Heating problems with your water heater may translate to increased gas or electrical use as the unit works harder to overcome the problem. Any spikes in your monthly utility bills may signal a problem with your water heater.
Any time you recognize these signs, give the experts at Brooks Plumbing a call. We’ll get your water heater back on track quickly and efficiently, so you can get on with life!