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Signs Your Hot Water Heater Is Going Out

From doing a load of laundry to taking a bath or shower, we use hot water in a variety of ways in our daily lives. Thanks to the water heaters within our homes, we’ve become accustomed to turning a handle and getting access to nice, warm water almost immediately. However, nothing is more frustrating than walking to your shower and turning the handle, only for ice-cold water to come out. If you pay close attention to your water heater, however, you can likely find signs that it’s on the verge of breaking down. In the newest blog from Redman Services, we’ll discuss some signs that your hot water heater is going out so you can take action before disaster strikes.

Pay Attention to These Signs Your Hot Water Heater Is Going Out

Water Leaking Around the System

Water heater leaks are usually indicative of larger problems with the water heater system. Whether connections have become loose or internal components are beginning to fail, a leaking water heater is a serious issue. Contact a professional plumber to determine what is causing the leak, and whether repairs or a complete replacement is the best course of action.

Strange Sounds

Aside from when your water tank is filling up with water, you shouldn’t notice many sounds coming from the system. Whining, gurgling, or banging sounds are not normal, so if you’re noticing any of these sounds coming from your system, you should have it inspected as soon as possible. Doing so can ensure that the problem is fixed before a breakdown occurs.

Discolored Water

After a significant amount of usage, hot water heaters can become prone to rust and corrosion. When corrosion takes place, rust can slowly make its way into your water supply. This causes rust-colored water that smells and tastes worse than usual. Have a professional come out to determine the extent of the rust and help you determine if the system needs to be replaced entirely.

Poor Water Pressure

Many times, water pressure decreases because of sediment buildup within the unit. Ignoring this issue can be disastrous, as the problem will only get worse as you use the system more. Have a professional come to your home to determine if the system should be repaired or replaced before a water heater failure occurs.

The System’s Age

Water heaters typically last about 8 to 12 years. If your system is within that age range, or even older, it’s important to know that your system could go out at any time. Having a professional come out to inspect your system should tell you more about the condition of your specific water heater, and allow you to make whatever decision might be necessary.

Less Hot Water Than Usual

Your water heater’s only job is to create hot water that can be used throughout the home. If you turn the hot water on in your sink or shower, and the water temperature is just slightly warm or your hot water supply diminishes quickly, there are issues within the system that must be addressed. Diminishing hot water is a sign that the system is likely going out soon.

Contact Redman for Water Heater Services

The professionals at Redman know how important hot water is to your daily life. We don’t want you to have to go a second without it. When you notice any issues with your home’s tank or tankless water heater system, be sure to contact us as soon as possible for water heater repair or replacement services. We offer financing options to help with the cost of a new system.

When you trust Redman Services with your home’s water heater needs, you’re trusting a company with years of expertise and experience. We’ll do whatever we can to ensure that you’re never left without hot water to enjoy.