Winter is not the most common month for water heater failure, but it is the most frustrating time for issues to appear. It’s springtime when the constant winter use may catch up with your water heater, and it may break down. There are some subtle and obvious common problems to be aware of this spring.
Low Water Pressure
If your water pressure is noticeably lower, especially when you use hot water, there may be an issue with your water heater. This may be caused by sediment build-up from time and hard water or a build-up of rust in the water heater. This can impact the water heater itself or the pipes. If left unattended, the entire heater can break down.
If you own a traditional water heater, it’s important to consistently check the area around the tank in case of leaks or drips. If there is moisture or even pools of water around your water heater, you need maintenance and repairs quickly.
Unreliable Temperature or No Heat
If your water’s temperature constantly fluctuates, it may be caused by leaks or issues with the heating coil. Severe damage or coating to the heating elements can also cause your water to be completely unheated. If your home’s water never heats or takes a long time to heat up, you may need to contact a professional to diagnose the issue.
If a water heater fails to turn on, several potential causes exist. Often, your water heater has simply reached the end of its lifespan, and there is no repairing it. However, sometimes specific heater parts are clogged or damaged and can be fixed.
When You Need Professional Assistance
Whether you have a tankless or traditional tank water heater, the experts at Rivers Plumbing, Heating & Air can help with maintenance, installation, and repairs. Contact us today with any water heater problems.