Common Symptoms of Water Heater Failure

Common Symptoms of Water Heater Failure


Common Symptoms of Water Heater FailureWe rely on our home's water heater to be able to comfortably and healthily complete a variety of tasks, including dishes, laundry and bathing. These devices, which tend to last between eight and ten years, will show various signs of trouble as they age, especially when getting close to the end of their lifespan. If you notice any of the following symptoms of water heater trouble, be sure to contact a plumber as soon as possible.

Water Leak

Your water heater is in fact a tank of water. If you notice drips, leaks or puddles around the water heater, it'd be wise to call in a professional to take a closer look before it ruptures entirely. Leaks can occur due to corrosion or failed components, among other issues.

Banging or Other Noise

The heating element inside your water heater will begin to make banging or creaking noises as it starts to die. This is a clear indication that it is time to upgrade your water heater. When speaking with a plumber, be sure to ask about the benefits of a tankless water heater.

Rust in Water

If your water's color seems off, don't drink it, bathe in it or use it for household chores until a plumber can take a closer look. The rusty color may be caused by rust that is actually coming from inside the aging water tank.

Metallic Smell or Taste

A metallic smell or taste is often a clear indication that your home's water heater is deteriorating. Allowing a plumber to take a closer look can ensure that you get the right answers and repairs for your plumbing woes.

Failure to Heat

Perhaps the most obvious signs of water heater failure is if you simply are not getting any hot water. If your shower is spewing cold H20, or luke warm water at best, you'll want to reach out to your plumber right away.

A failed water heater can wreck schedules and cause dishes to pile up, so be sure to handle issues as soon as they become apparent. For expert hot water heater repair in Denver contact the team at Acorn Plumbing. Our skilled commercial and residential plumbers can handle any issue your plumbing system may encounter. Give us a call at (720) 605-4991 to request more information or to make an appointment with a professional plumber in Denver or the surrounding area.


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