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Signs Your Water Heater Is In Need Of Repairs


Charlotte PlumberAs with any household appliance, there may come a time when repairs are needed, and if lucky, you’ll appliance will give early signs that show maintenance is required instead of just breaking down completely. Unfortunately that isn’t also the case, even with regular maintenance, your water heater can still become in need of repair every now and then. Fortunately, as far as water heaters go, there are some noticeable common signs that your water heater is in need for repair to alert you to contacting a certified technician as soon as possible.

If you start to notice your faucets are depositing out a rusty color on a regular basis while running hot water, that’s a sign that corrosion has started within your water heater and needs immediate attention; otherwise, after a period of time, too much rust will be irreversible and the only thing you’ll be able to do is replace the whole water heater.

Another sign it’s time for repair is if you’ve been noticing inconsistent or low levels of hot water, it’s likely an issue with the heating element (if the water heater is electric) or a problem with the gas flow (if the water heater is powered by gas). If that’s the case, you’re not likely to get back to your regular use of hot water until the issue gets assessed and repaired by a knowledgeable technician who knows how to fix the problem.

An increased energy bill is also a sign that your water heater may be in need of a repair. If you suspect that your energy bill is higher than it should be, it could be because of a malfunctioning water heater that’s draining excess power while it tries to work efficiently and reach the target level of heat.

If you’ve noticed any of the common water heater problems mentioned above happening with your own water heater, you need the help of an experienced technician to assist in getting your household appliance back to its efficient working state. Loss of hot water can be very unpleasant, especially over an extended period of time, you should get your water heater repaired immediately.

Is the water heater in your Charlotte home in need of maintenance? Call AAA City Plumbing at (704) 544-1909 and get started today!

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