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Signs That You May Need Hot Water Heater Repair Or Replacement

Mar 31, 2014

A hot water heater is an essential component in modern homes. A poorly functioning water heating unit can be a potential safety hazard and can also cost a homeowner a lot of money and time to repair or replace. Fortunately, there are signs that your water heater may be on the verge of breaking down, and being able to recognize these signs can prevent you from finding yourself in the unfortunate situation of suddenly having no hot water. Here are some things to watch for which may indicate the need for repairs or replacements.

Mysterious Puddles

If you have recently started noticing unexplained puddles of water in the area near your unit, it could be an indication that there is a leak that needs to be repaired. Often, leaks can be fixed with a simple water heater repair. However, more severe leaks could point towards a much more serious problem that can only be remedied with a total replacement of the unit.

Rusty Water

All of the water coming out of the faucets in your home should be clear and clean. If you have been noticing orange or rusty colored water, it could be an indication that your water heating unit is not functioning as it should. Most professionals will recommend a water heater replacement to fix this problem. Dirty water can quickly cause pipes to become rusted, as well, which could lead to larger and more costly issues down the road.

Cold Water

Obviously the purpose of this component of your home is to provide hot water to all faucets. If you notice that the water takes way too long to warm up or simply doesn’t warm up at all, you may need to contact a repairman to find out what step to take next in order to restore your hot water.

With professional help and insight, replacing or repairing a hot water heater is fairly easy. When your unit is operating safely and efficiently, you'll have the peace of mind of knowing that you aren't going to be suddenly left without hot water. Experts can also provide you with information about things you can do to prolong the life of your brand new unit and help it to work as efficiently as possible. Call (602) 870-6840 today for details about the hot water heater repair and replacement services available at Donley Service Center.