The home plumbing system should be inspected regularly to ensure that everything is in good condition. You can conduct these inspections on your own every few days. You should also hire a professional plumber to inspect the whole plumbing system every few months. One of the most critical plumbing installations that you should pay special attention to is the hot water heater. The hot water heater is one of the most important plumbing installations at home. This device supplies hot water to the entire household. You need the hot water for drinking, cooking, cleaning, and bathing. The hot water heater can break down after repeated usage. This can be due to careless and negligent usage. It can also be due to old age or even poor quality. Whichever the cause of the fault or malfunction, do not hesitate to call a professional Townsville water heater plumber to fix the faulty device. Here are a few signs that your hot water heater requires some repairs.
If you ever notice a leak in your water heater, call a professional plumber immediately. If you own a storage tank water heater, the leak will most likely occur in the tank. Tankless water heaters can also start leaking in the water supply or water drainage pipes. A leaking water heater should be fixed immediately to avoid water loss and also to ensure that you get the hot water you require. Some leaking water heaters are so much damaged that they require a full replacement. Call a professional plumber and he will tell you whether repairs are necessary or whether you need to buy a new water heater.
Another clear indication that your water heater needs repairs is rusty water. If you start getting rusty hot water from your water heater, then it means that the water heater is corroded. It can also mean that there is a buildup of mineral sediments in the water heater. For storage tank water heaters, rusty water usually indicates that the tank is corroded. This problem can be fixed by replacing the anode rod. A tankless water heater can supply rusty water due to mineral buildup. You can taste the rust or the minerals in the hot water. You can also start noticing rust stains in clothes or dishes washed using the rusty hot water. Call a professional plumber as soon as possible to help fix the problem.
Temperature Control Issues
Some water heaters develop more serious problems like temperature control issues. The temperature control system can become faulty causing the device to heat water to a lower or higher temperature than the one you have set. This can be quite problematic and sometimes even dangerous. If the temperature is too high than the one you have set, you can suffer scalding and even burns when bathing in the hot water. A lower temperature setting will supply colder water than desired. A faulty water heater can also take too long to heat the water. Call an experienced water heater plumber to fix this problem.
If you start hearing funny noises when the water is heating in your water heater, call a plumber immediately. Clanking noises or boiling sounds are a clear indication that your water heater needs repairs.
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