Signs your water heater needs maintenance

The water heater in your home is a very important piece of equipment. The water heater is responsible for providing your home with hot water for a variety of different tasks. The water heater provides water for your dishwasher as well as providing water so that you can take a hot shower. However, in order to make sure that the water heater in your home functions properly, necessary maintenance should be performed. Here we discuss some of the more common signs that your water heater needs maintenance.

Leaking water: The water heater has many different openings. This means that there are many different places where water can leak. If you notice that your water heater is leaking, you should check each of these openings to determine where it is coming from. If all of these are okay and there is still water leaking then there cold be a more serious problem and a plumbing professional should be called.

Too much noise: A noisy water heater is usually a sign of one thing, sediment built up inside the tank. A professional can typically fix this type of problem by cleaning the sediment from the tank. However, if there is too much sediment that is built up in the tank then the entire unit may need to be replaced.

No warm water: One of the more obvious signs that there is something wrong with your water heater is if there is not any warm water or that the water is not warm enough. This is usually due to one thing, the heating element. The heating element needs to be repaired or replaced. If you notice that your water heater is not producing warm water, then you need to contact a professional in order to determine the cause and fix the issue.

Is the water heater in your Aurora home acting up? Call us at (630) 557-1517 and schedule a service call today!