The water heater in your home is a device that needs to be operating properly 365 days a year, no matter the weather outside. Every day you must have hot water on demand for cooking, cleaning, showering, and bathing. So if your water heater starts to give you warnings that it's experiencing trouble, you can't afford to ignore them. Get on the phone and call for water heater professionals to look into the issues and repair them.
But what sort of warning signs should you be looking for? Sometimes, issues with water heaters can be easy to dismiss or overlook, so we've put together a list of some to pay attention to. Give our technicians a call whenever you notice any of the following:
- Rumbling sounds from the tank: In general, any unusual sound from the water heater tank means there's something wrong, but rumbling is probably the most common. Don't worry about the tank suddenly rupturing. What this noise probably means is that hot and cold water are mixing at the top of the tank. It could also mean a rise in water pressure because of excess sediment or limescale inside the tank.
- Water pooling around the tank: Any sign of a leak is a serious issue that must be dealt with as soon as possible. So when you see water starting to pool below the tank, call for professionals right away.
- Drop in hot water volume: Are there people in your home who have started to go with lukewarm showers in the morning when this didn't occur before? This could point to a number of repair needs in the water heater, such as a broken dip tube. It could also mean it's time to replace an aging water heater.
Lifeline Plumbing, Heating & Cooling offers quality water heater services in West Dundee, IL. You can reach us 24/7 for urgent care when you have an emergency.