It is an amazing feeling when you woke up from the bed and walk into the warm shower on a cozy winter day. So what happens if you woke up another day and walk into the shower and cold water showers on you instead of hot water. That can really happen with your water heater. Many people don’t know when the water heater starts failing and has to face the consequences when the water heater gets all wrecked. So we are listing the signs, read them, and you will know how to spot problems in the water heater.
1) Ageing of Water Heater
Age is one of the most important factors to be considered when installing a water heater. The tank water heater has a lifespan of 10 to 15 years, and a tankless water heater lasts up to 20 years. You should keep in mind the age of your water heater. It would be causing problems because of going through the years of wear and tear. When your water heater has near its end age, call in a professional plumber to get the water heater inspected.
2) Getting Discoloured Water
If you are seeing that recently the water heater has started giving discoloured or brown water, then call the professional plumbers immediately to check with the water heater. The water heater may be rusting from inside, and the sediments would be getting collected. The sediments can make the water heater work slow and take more power. So the plumber will inspect the tank and would suggest either the water heater needs to be replaced or repair.
3) Hearing Noises
Hearing noises or rumbling from the water heater is another sign that the sediment has been collected, and causing trouble. Sediment builds up on the bottom of the tank, and as the water is heated and reheated, the sediment will get hard. Due to the hardening of sediment, you will hear noises and rumbling when the water heater is turned on. The sediment will make the water heater take more time to heat and the extra time spent will cause damage to the metal of tank, making it more brittle, leading to cracks or tiny holes.
4) Leaking Water
The rust and sediment build up in your water tank can also cause leakage in your water heater. As the leakage will be from inside out, you will soon see a puddle of water surrounding the tank. Look for holes in your water heater, and if you spot even a small hole, it means that your water heater is about to fail.
Keep track of all these signs in your water heater, even one amongst these problems can cause a huge problem. If you identify any of the problems in your water heater, then call us, our professionals will provide you with the best services.