Hot water isn’t something that you can live very comfortably without. If your hot water heater isn’t working well or has died completely, call Corley. Our expert plumbers in Simpsonville can come figure out what’s gone wrong and let you know if repair or replacement is your best option. No matter which choice you make for your Simpsonville, SC home, we’ll have everything working again soon!
Signs Your Water Heater is Struggling
It’s pretty obvious when your water heater gives out – the hot water disappears completely. However, most water heaters give you some signs ahead of time that they’re about to die. Pay attention to the following things and give us a call before your hot water is gone completely.
- Your hot water is rusty. If your hot water comes out of the faucet with a reddish tinge, it’s likely there’s something going on in your water heater. It usually means that there is rust in the tank, which indicates that it’s not working as it ought. This rust will eventually flow out of your heater and out of your faucet, too.
- Your water heater makes unexpected noises. Most water heaters run quietly. You can hear the flow of water and other sounds as it heats, but these are not loud. If you begin to hear bangs, pops, clanks or other noises, it usually indicates that the heater needs a repair. Often, it means that minerals have build up on the heating elements, making them less efficient. If you don’t fix them, they will eventually wear out.
- Your hot water temperature has gone down. Even if the water is still warm, this can indicate a problem with your heater. Do check your temperature settings before you call us, though. Sometimes people bump the heater and change the setting without even realizing it. If it’s still set where you want it, though, call us and we’ll come take a look.
- Your hot water doesn’t last as long. Maybe the temperature of your water is fine, but you can’t quite get through a normal-length shower anymore. If nothing else has changed, this can indicate problem with your heater. If you haven’t used hot water recently, you should always have the same amount of it available.
- Your hot water heater is leaking. There’s no reason for there to be water around the base of your water heater. If you see some, first check all of the hoses and fittings around the tank. If these are intact, then the leak is probably coming from inside your heater. The tanks inside can develop tiny leaks which only allow water to leak when the tank is warm and expands.
Whether you hot water heater needs a repair or you need a new one installed, Corley’s skilled plumbers are up for the job. We’ll help you select the right water heater for your home, based on home size and hot water usage. Then, we’ll help you get it ordered and installed so you can enjoy a hot shower again soon!