We often take for granted when our appliances are working well. Certain appliances, especially the hot water heater, work behind the scenes to make our lives more comfortable. But unfortunately these appliances will eventually fail. Without a working hot water heater you will experience a flashback to the 1800’s, but that nostalgia will wear off quickly with your first shower and you will be in need of hot water heater repair!  

There are three main symptoms you need to be aware of which indicate that your hot water heater needs to be repaired or replaced.

1) The Leak  –  The most obvious is having a large puddle on the floor by your hot water heater… and you don’t have a dog.  This leak may start out gradual but in due time it will empty all the water onto the floor if not addressed.  Typically when a hot water heater leaks from the main tank it cannot be repaired and must be replaced.  The inner wall of the hot water heater has been compromised and eventually will not hold water.  Another related issue that may be related is corroded valves.  These valves must be in working order. Over time deposits can restrict water flow affecting the overall performance of the entire unit. 

2) Unusual  Noises –    Over time sediment can accumulate in the bottom of the hot water heater resulting in a variety of noises like rattling, creaking, banging and whining.  

3)  Not Heating –  Inconsistent hot water or a significant change in the delivery of hot water is a key symptom that your hot water heater is in need of immediate maintenance.  

Keeping an eye on these types of signs can go a long way when addressing problems with the water heater.   By being proactive, you can be sure that your home has hot water consistently for years to come.  If you have any of the symptoms above and would like us to check out a concern, get in touch with us. 

We have been serving the plumbing needs in Minnesota with 30 years experience and have earned the title of “Minnesota’s most trusted plumber”  If you have an issue with your Hot Water Heater, don’t wait and give us a call at (952) 260-2427 or CLICK here to get a FAST FREE QUOTE.