A water heater is one of the most important features in your home and is responsible for ensuring that your appliances, showers, and faucets all have an on-demand supply of hot water. When your water heater needs attention, it can result in cold showers and a pile of dirty dishes. At Powell’s Plumbing, our experienced team in Winchester has years of experience with water heater repair and we are here to help you solve any issues before they become bigger, more costly problems.
There are several signs that your water heater needs repairs including:
Hot water runs out quickly: A traditional water heater unit has two heating elements that heat the water that is stored in the tank. If you run out of hot water quickly, especially during a shower or bath, one of the heating elements is likely broken.
The water coming out is rust colored: Water that emerges from your pipes should be clear in color, but if the interior of your water heater is degrading, the water may come out with a rust-tinge to it.
Water is only lukewarm, not hot: While is it normal for there to be some fluctuation in temperature of your water, especially if the weather is cold and the unit is not in a well-insulated area, it should produce hot water to meet your home’s needs. If the water coming out is only lukewarm, it could mean the unit needs to be serviced or replaced.
There is standing water near the water heater: If you notice any water on the outside of your water heater unit, or standing water below it, it is possible you have a leak and should have the unit serviced immediately.
Water heater makes rumbling sounds: When sediment builds up inside a water heater, it can cause the unit to make strange, rumbling sounds. If your water heater has been especially noisy, give us a call and we will diagnose any issues.
If you believe your water is in need of repair, contact the experienced team at Powell’s Plumbing. We have years of experience serving the community of Winchester and the surrounding areas with plumbing and water heater services and we look forward to serving you.