As a homeowner, it is frustrating that one of the major appliances you have stopped working. It can also be upsetting that your water heater is not working fine when you hope for a hot shower. Moreover, a broken water heater interrupts your household chores and causes hassles in your daily life.
Most people do not know that the water heater goes wrong until they get cold water out of the tap. However, you will not need to go that far if you are alert to the clues on the water heater. Checking water heaters would be great because it is easier to call for plumbing services once you see these signs.
Fluctuation in Water Temperature
If you noticed a fluctuation in the water temperature, that is probably a problem with the water heater. Even if you have not made any changes, the water temperature will keep changing. If the fluctuation continues in the water temperature, you need to call for an expert to repair the water heater.
Reduced Hot Water Pressure
In Florida, water treatment is essential as accumulated mineral deposits can further harm water heaters by lowering hot water pressure. The accumulation in the heating components might block the pipes in the water heater, reducing the pressure. With this sign, you should start asking for help from professionals.
Leakage of Hot Water
Hot water can cause damage to your home. Usually, a small amount of water trickles down the water heater when there is a leakage. It makes damage unapparent until substantial damage is
done. With that, you will need a plumber to inspect the water heater regularly.
Cloudy Water with an Unpleasant Smell
With mineral deposits in a water heater, you might get cloudy water from your taps, which is unpleasant. The water heater’s change in texture and smell is already a sign you should get it repaired to prevent future damages. Moreover, the strange odor might be a sign of bacterial infection developed with the tank.
A broken water heater will cause too much inconvenience at home. It will take a long time for you to wait for it to be fixed once you are in a hurry.
You may contact Henry Plumbing at (941) 661-7398 if you need an expert to check your water heater.