There is nothing worse than a mid-shower splash of shockingly cold water. We’ve all been there, and we have all jumped forward like that of a spooked cat to escape it. However, if this is a regular occurrence—your water heater needs repair.
Additionally, if you find yourself standing, waiting for your shower to heat up while timidly placing your hand under the fixture to see if the water has finally shifted from freezing to a welcomingly warm temperature—your water heater also needs repair.
Here are all of the symptoms of a malfunctioning water heater, so you can identify when your water heater needs repair.
Common Signs You Are In Need Of Water Heater Repair
Your Water Is Consistently Cold
If your unit has been recently installed and it is not delivering hot water, you likely have a malfunctioning heating element. You will simply need a new heating part to restore warm water to your home. This is an easy fix—just contact Air One Heating & A/C, Inc.
You Have Low Water Pressure
If your water pressure has bottomed out, you likely have a leak somewhere. When there is an imbalance in your piping, you are also at risk for backflow. You must get this checked out by a professional plumber immediately, as small leaks can turn into big floods, jeopardizing the structural integrity of your home.
You Have Pooling Water
Pooling water by the base of your water heaters’ tank is a big no-no. Flooding water indicates that you have a crack in your tank. If the crack is extensive, you will need an entirely new tank. This requires immediate professional attention—contact Air One Heating & A/C, Inc. technicians.
Your Water Is Discolored
When water is coming out of your fixtures with a rusty-colored hue, you may have rust in your water tank. If there is visible rust on or around your tank, you absolutely should be concerned—this could be contaminating your water. Do not consume any discolored water. Contact skilled plumbing technicians immediately.
Your Unit Is Making Loud Sounds
Rumbling and popping noises coming from your water heater is no cause for panic. This simply means that sediment has built up at the bottom of the tank and you need to have a professional flush out, and clean, your tank.
Your Pilot Light Is Flickering
A flickering pilot light indicates your gas supply is intermittent. This will affect your water heaters’ ability to warm your water, as no gas supply means no flame to heat your shower. If you notice your pilot light turning on and off, contact us here at Air One Heating & A/C, Inc.
If your water heater is experiencing any of the above symptoms call Air One Heating & A/C, Inc. at (909) 505-2471, for water heater repairs.