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Signs That Your Water Heater Might Need To Be Serviced

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 at 5:04 pm

There are few appliances in your home that get as much use as your home’s water heater. This near-constant use can eventually lead to the need for repairs and services for your water heater. If you need a Tumwater plumber , make sure that you call the experts at Brooks Plumbing. We offer a full range of water heater repair services and we wanted to alert our customers to some of the signs to watch for that could indicate that their water heater is in trouble.

Tumwater Plumber Tip: Signs Your Water Heater Needs Service

Check out a few common indicators that would suggest you need a Tumwater plumber to service your water heater:

  • Leaks – One of the most common problems that homeowners face when it comes to their water heater is leaks. Any appliance that deals with a lot of water will eventually spring a leak. Your water heater can start to leak from the gaskets, the valves and even from the tank itself if the pressure inside builds up too much.
  • Not enough hot water – Another very common issue is insufficient hot water. If you aren’t getting enough hot water, it could be that your water heater isn’t large enough. But it could also be that the dip tube has come loose and all the cold water coming into your water heater is entering at the top. The water heater’s burner could also be out or the thermostat could be faulty.
  • Noises – If your water heater is making any unusual noises, it likely means that it needs service. Rumbling is a common sound that is produced when minerals or sediment get deposited on the bottom of your tank and form a thick layer. The noise is generated by bubbles forming under the layer when the burner turns on.

If you’re having any issues with your water heater, make sure that you call for a Tumwater plumber from Brooks Plumbing. We have years of experience and can work on any type of problem that you might be having.

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