Is Your Water Heater Failing? Check for These Telltale Signs

Is Your Water Heater Failing? Check for These Telltale Signs

Water heaters are a piece of home equipment that is easy to ignore until the moment they stop working. Pretty soon, you’ve run out of hot water, your pipes are leaking and your basement floor is flooded. Luckily, you don’t always have to suffer through the problems as they occur. A little mindfulness and keeping track of your home’s systems go a long way to avoiding expensive emergency plumber calls.

Here are the top signs you have to watch out for that your water heater is about to break.

Running Out of Hot Water

Do you run out of hot water a little too quickly every day? If so, it may be time to call the plumber. Over the course of a few months, sediments from the water settle at the bottom, creating an extra layer of minerals that impede your heater’s ability to do its job. Call your plumber to schedule regular flushing once every other month. You may need frequent flushing if your system is particularly susceptible to hard water.

Noises From the Water Tank

Hard water and mineral buildup is also the common culprit of abnormal noises you hear in your heater, and the solution is pretty much the same. Plumbers can flush these sediments on a regular basis for your convenience but if these problems persist, you may need to consider having the unit replaced altogether.

Murky Water

Any decent plumber will tell you discoloration in your water is never a good sign. Not only is this a symptom of a failing water heater, it could also mean that somewhere in your piping, rust or corrosion has occurred.

Clear Plumbing Fixes by McLay Services, Inc.

If you notice any of these common signs, it’s time to call in professional plumbing services, and there are no better plumbers in La Verne, CA than McLay Services, Inc. Give us a call at (909) 392-2202 before any water problems get worse.