Why is it taking so long for the water in my home to heat up?

Signs Your Water Heater Needs Maintenance


Stuart Water HeaterThe water heater is a crucial part of your everyday home necessity. It’s used it for showers, laundry, dishes and cleaning. It’s a major advantage for you to know the signs of when your water heater needs professional maintenance. If you are not aware or ignore the first signs of trouble, it can have inconvenient side effects. For example, you would have to heat water on your stove in order to do dishes or bath. That is very troublesome, especially for family’s’ with children.

Your water doesn’t get as hot as it usually does is a subtle, yet noticeable sign that the water heater needs to be maintained. Check the temperature to be sure no one else is adjusting it to a cooler level. As the water heater gets older the heating element wears out. A professional can pin point the problem for you, as well as possibly find additional problems.

Rusty or cloudy looking water coming from the faucets is another sign that there might be sediment build up of some sort in your water tank. Check underneath your water heater for puddles and check your wall for moisture.

The loss of water pressure is a sign that your might have a clog in your water heater. A professional can clean it out easily. Your water might also come out fast and then lose pressure, then go back to fast pressure. This also a sign of clogging.

Hard mineral deposits can build up in your water heater and cause funny noises. Banging or any kind of out of the ordinary noises can mean the build up of minerals. Damage can occur resulting in the replacement of the water heater, if left un-maintenance. .

With gas water heaters you want to check for a rotten egg smell. If you smell rotten eggs call the gas company immediately! There might be a gas leak. These are some signs that a professional trained plumber needs to be called and your water heater needs maintenance.

Is the water heater in your Stuart home in need of repairs? Call Allore’s Plumbing at (772) 288-0998 and schedule a service call today!