No matter what season we’re in, and no matter what the temperatures are outside, there’s one appliance within your home that you need on a daily basis—and that’s your water heater. It’s easy to take this system for granted, until something goes wrong with it and you aren’t able to get hot water from your taps.
When you think about the amount of stress that a water heater goes through, you’ll understand that you can’t expect it to work 100% effectively throughout its entire lifespan, especially without investing in important Glenview, IL water heater services, such as annual maintenance and timely repairs. But aside from being alerted to repair needs during your tune-up appointment, how can you tell when your water heater is in trouble?
You’re Running Out of Hot Water Faster
If you’ve begun to notice people in your home complaining about lukewarm or cold showers in the morning, and this is a new problem, then it is likely that your water heater is losing heating power. A repair may be just what it needs, but if it’s an aging system it’s a good idea to be prepared for the fact that you might need a new system altogether.
Your Water Is Discolored
If you turn on any of your hot water taps and notice rusty, brownish discoloration, it often indicates that there is too much sediment inside your hot water tank. Or it can be a sign of corrosion, which we’ll get to in the next point.
You Notice Signs of Corrosion
Water heaters are designed to resist corrosion for the majority of their service life, thanks in a large part to a component called the anode rod, if you are using a storage tank water heater. But if the anode rod is good and you notice signs of corrosion anyway, then there is definitely something amiss with your water heater that requires immediate attention.
You Hear Rumbling Noises from the Tank
This is a sign of a storage tank water heater that either has increased water pressure, sediment along the bottom of the tank, or a broken expansion tank. These problems range in severity, but none of them should be ignored!
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