Identifying Common Spring Water Heater Issues

While winter isn’t typically associated with water heater problems, the strain of continuous use during the colder months can manifest in spring. Here are some common issues, both subtle and apparent, to watch out for as the seasons change:

Low Water Pressure

A noticeable decrease in water pressure, particularly when using hot water, could indicate an issue with your water heater. Sediment buildup from hard water or rust accumulation within the heater or pipes may be the culprit. If left unaddressed, these issues can lead to complete breakdowns.

Water Leaks

Regularly check around the tank of your traditional water heater for signs of leaks or drips. Moisture or pooling water near the heater suggests a leak that requires immediate maintenance and repair to prevent further damage.

Inconsistent Temperature or No Hot Water

Fluctuating water temperatures may signal leaks or problems with the heating coil. Severe damage or deposits on the heating elements can result in no hot water at all. If your water takes too long to heat up or doesn’t heat at all, professional diagnosis and repair are necessary.

Complete Heater Failure

If your water heater fails to turn on altogether, it could be due to various reasons. While some failures may signify the end of the heater’s lifespan, others may be caused by specific clogs or damages that are repairable.

When to Seek Professional Help

Whether you have a tankless or traditional water heater, the team at Rivers Plumbing, Heating & Air is equipped to handle maintenance, installation, and repairs. Don’t hesitate to contact us at the first sign of water heater trouble.

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