There are some of us that enjoy a cool or lukewarm shower to start their day. However, most of us are likely to prefer a warm shower. No matter what temp you choose for your rinse however it is unlikely that anyone enjoys having the water suddenly turn icy halfway through the experience.
If this happened to you it is the equivalent of your water heater sending out an S.O.S. A water heater that is struggling to produce warm water or perhaps is having trouble keeping up with the usual hot water demands in the house is one that needs to be seen by a professional plumber. Thankfully, the pros at Environment Master, Inc. are available to help with everything you need for your plumbing in Clinton, MS.
Signs a Water Heater Needs Repair
It seems like knowing when to call a plumber to fix your water heater should be easy. However, not everyone knows what to look for. We want to help you be informed. There are several signs to keep watch for that will let you know when the time has come to schedule repair services for your hot water heater.
There Is a Lack of Hot Water
Let’s start with the obvious: if your hot water heater isn’t producing hot water regularly, or the water temperature is getting lower and lower with every shower you take then this means your water heater needs help in order to continue doing its job. This could be a problem with the pilot light or it could be caused by mineral deposits around the systems heating elements. Whatever the case, it is best to schedule professional repairs.
Low Water Pressure
When you wash your dishes, does the flow of water go from a steady stream down to a trickle? If so, this could indicate a number of issues such as a leak or mineral build-up that is blocking your water lines. We suggest getting it identified and addressed by a trained plumber sooner rather than later.
Your Water Has a Metallic Taste
Yes, tap water doesn’t normally taste the best, but it most certainly shouldn’t taste like metal. And it definitely shouldn’t come out of the faucet with a rusty hue to it. If you get water that is rusty in color or metallic in taste you should call a plumber ASAP before the repair becomes a replacement.
The Water Heater is Making Strange Sounds
Loud or pronounced pops, bangs, or cracking noises coming from your hot water heater is not normal. While major appliances aren’t noise-free, strange sounds like these are a sign that your water heater needs repairs.
Have you noticed any of these indicators that your hot water heater may be in need of a check-up? If so, then we suggest you reach out to the Environment Masters, Inc. team soon. We are available for any of your repair needs and can even offer maintenance services that keep repair appointments few and far between.
Contact Environment Masters, Inc. today to schedule your next plumbing service appointment. Service within hours, not days. Guaranteed.