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Is My Water Heater About to Die?

Is My Water Heater About to Die?
March 01/2022

Is My Water Heater About to Die?

Water heaters can run for many years without showing any sign of failure or malfunction. However, you should take it seriously when you start detecting signs of inefficiency and poor performance. Most people rarely think about their water heater until there’s an emergency at the least expected time. Mr. Rooter Plumbing provides top-notch water heater services, ensuring you get the most out of your unit. Since most water heater-related issues start long before they show, it’s advisable to schedule an appointment with a professional plumber.

Failure to address potentially failing water heater components can lead to significant damage with a costly water heater replacement. Before writing off your water heater, it is essential to look out for signs of a looming malfunction. If you notice any of the following signs with your unit, you should consult Mr. Rooter Plumbing as soon as possible.

  • Lack of Sufficient Hot Water

There’s nothing more frustrating than running out of hot water in the middle of a shower. If this happens once, it doesn’t raise any concern, but you need to onboard a plumber for a maintenance check if it happens regularly. When a water heater quits in the middle of the job, it is usually a sign of an underlying complication that is more severe.

Before the situation worsens and you are left without any hot water in your home, Mr. Rooter of New Jersey can help you reverse any damage before it gets out of hand. We can repair and replace any damaged components, ensuring you maintain an efficient and functioning water heater.

  • Leaks

Leaks are usually not easy to detect, but some telltales can help you detect leaks before they become more pronounced. When there’s a sudden decrease in temperature or pressure, you should hire a plumber for leak detection. Leaks should not be taken lightly and can lead to severe water damage if the appropriate action is not taken in time.

If you come across standing water at the bottom of the tank or drops forming on the water heater tank, there’s a chance your unit is leaking. The most effective solution is to have a plumber conduct routine maintenance to detect them before they can wreak havoc in your home.

  • Odd Sounds

Water heaters start to produce weird sounds when they have a performance issue, which shouldn’t be ignored, or you risk the hefty price of a water heater replacement. While it’s normal for your water heater to produce a sound when running, you should watch out for rumbling, cracking, banging, screeching, and others that are out of the ordinary.

Regardless of what you think the sound could be, there’s nothing good that ever comes from odd sounds. You should report this to a plumber as soon as you hear something that’s not usual to prevent it before you are forced to install a new water heater. Contact us today at Mr. Rooter of New Jersey, and schedule an appointment with the experts.