Signs of Water Heater Problems
A hot shower is something every homeowner in Oxford and Waterford, MI, looks forward to after a cold and snowy winter day…or a hot and humid summer day. When your water heater fails to heat your water correctly, showers and baths are not so comfortable. Of course, we also depend on hot water for many other important tasks, including washing dishes and doing laundry.
Don’t Put Up With Hot Water Problems
A lack of hot water can significantly impact your daily routine. While you can typically expect your hot water heater to operate well for 10 years or more, you may experience problems as it gets older. Eventually, like all appliances, it will have to be replaced. Let’s take a close look at some signs it may be time for repairs or replacement.
Lukewarm or Cold Water From the Taps
Lukewarm or cold water is one of the common indicators your water heater is struggling. Of course, you always need to be logical about the situation. If the insufficient hot water happens ONLY after doing four loads of laundry or after six guests all take showers at the same time, there may not be anything to worry about other than your water heater is too small to meet the demand. But if you are getting lukewarm or cold water from your tap after waiting for a half-hour or more, then it’s likely time to reach out to Kotz Heating, Cooling and Plumbing to come take a look.
Strange Sounds From the Water Heater
Does it whine, moan, or rumble? Although not all sounds are cause for concern, excessive noise is not a good thing. Sediment and mineral deposits may be causing clogs, or you might have loose valves or connections. Other times, noises are caused by a failing water heater element. A professional plumber can flush and inspect your water heater and let you know if the noises are signs of failure or just signs that you need to get it serviced.
Do Not Take Matters Into Your Own Hands
We understand it’s tempting to take a DIY approach to repairs or replacement. Working with water heaters can be dangerous. You are dealing with 220 volt circuits (electrical), flammable and explosive fuels (gas/propane), and scalding hot water. Hiring our professional plumbers at Kotz Heating, Cooling and Plumbing will ensure that your water heater is repaired or installed correctly. If you’ve noticed any of the above warning signs, call and schedule an appointment.