The real problem is that your water heater can quickly become outdated and can fall apart on you. Note that the lifespan of your home’s water heater is merely 8-12 years. If your water heater looks old then it probably is! Your hot water is always in demand yet you don’t pay much attention to it. The only real attention your water heater actually gets is when it breaks down! Now let’s take a quick look at all the signs of trouble coming from your water heater.
Lower Than Usual Amounts Of Hot Water
Minimal hot water is a true indication of a faulty water heater! A quick test would be to turn on the hot water all the way and see how it feels physically. The hot water should be so hot that you shouldn’t be able to keep your hands under it. If it’s any cooler then that then you need to get a plumber to come take a look.
No Hot Water At All
Minimal hot water is definitely a sign of a faulty water heater but no hot water at all is 100% a sign. There are many reasons why your water heater could be completely dead. A professional plumber would need to come out and take a look. It may simply need a repair and be a quick fix.
If your house’s hot water smells like something rotten then it’s time to get a new water heater. This is normally due to a build of bacteria within the tank of the water heater. Remember that this only applies to hot water. If your house’s cold water smells bad then it could mean that there is a break in your piping. In either situation, hot or cold, the water is no longer safe to drink and a plumber must come by and assess the situation ASAP.
If there are funky noises coming from your water heater, don’t try to mess with it yourself! Water heaters are very sensitive devices. A quick mess with it and you could shut it down and have to figure out how to turn it back on. The best solution is to call Logic Plumbers and we’ll send out a technician to come out and take a look.
There are no real “how to’s” on water heater leaks. The connections of your water heater may have come apart or the water heater itself is no longer in service. A leak coming from anywhere besides the pipe lines attached to the tank typically indicates that the water heater needs to fully be replaced. Here at Logic all our plumbers can assist you with your water heater installation.
Logic Plumbing & HVAC offers 24 Hour Emergency Services
Water heater problems can definitely be a headache. This is where a professional plumber can help assist you. Logic’s licensed plumbers can be in and out of your home in no time. Give us a call today at (847) 454 3495 and Logic will have your hot water restored in no time!