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Signs Your Water Heater May Require Maintenance

August, 24th, 2015

Your water heater is an integral part of your home. Cold showers may be great in the heat of full summer, but you’d be hard-pressed to force yourself to take one in January. Most of us are caught off guard when our water heater breaks, but there are a few signs you can watch for that will tell you when you need to call in a professional for maintenance before it breaks down.

  • Rusty water. If you start to see reddish or dirty-looking water coming from your faucet, that’s a pretty good sign that your water heater needs some work. It’s likely due to sediment settling at the bottom that needs cleaned out.
  • A leaking tank. Once your water heater starts to leak, you need to call a professional as soon as possible. The entire tank will most likely need to be drained before the problem can be located and fully repaired.
  • Loss of hot water. If your water starts refusing to heat above lukewarm — or isn’t heating at all — you need to give us a call. Water heaters can stop heating due to several different problems. Some are easy fixes, while some may require a lot of time or even total water heater replacement. Make sure a professional checks this out!
  • Strange noises or smells. If the water coming out of your faucet is starting t smell odd, or you hear unusual sounds from the water heater itself, it’s time to call out a service technician to take a look. Part of the problem could be buildup that is an easy enough fix — or it could be time for a full water heater replacement.

A recent change in government regulations could raise the cost of replacing your water heater. You can learn more about those regulations here. If your water heater is showing any of the above signs that it needs repair or replacement, now is the time to call Corley! Our friendly, experienced professionals are on hand to take a look and see what kind of repairs you might be looking at, and get your water heater back in shape in no time. Give us a call at (864) 334-6425 or schedule service online today!