Water Heater Needs Repair

Your water heater is one of the most important appliances in your home. It works around the clock to heat up gallons of water that get delivered throughout your house for use in showers, washing machines, cooking, and more. However, like any other appliance in your home, it can stop working properly at some point. Thankfully, your water heater will give you plenty of signs that it’s time for a repair or replacement.

The most obvious sign that you need a new water heater repair is when it starts to leak. If you notice water leaking from the unit or seeing water pooling around it, it’s definitely time to call for professional repairs or to start shopping for a new unit.

Another clear sign that you need a new water heater occurs when you notice lukewarm or cold showers. If your water heater is not producing hot enough water, you should consider calling for a professional water heater flush and de-scale to fix the problem. A professional plumber can drain the tank, remove any build-up of scale or sediment, and then replace the anode rod if necessary. If you have a newer water heater, they might also be able to install an electric or gas booster to increase the amount of hot water your heater produces.

Signs Your Water Heater Needs Repair

Over time, your water heater can start to make rumbling noises when it’s working hard to produce hot water. This is a common sign that the tank is starting to wear down, which could lead to internal damage and costly repairs. You may even need to replace the whole unit.

If you notice that your water is rusty or murky, this is another sign that you need a new water heater. While the tank has a coating to protect it from rust, this doesn’t last forever. Rust and muddy water can indicate that the anode rod has broken, which will allow rust and bacteria to enter your water supply. A professional will need to drain the tank and replace the rod to fix this issue.

If you’re noticing that your water heater isn’t functioning as it should, it’s time to call for repair or replacement services. The professionals at Oliver can help you figure out what’s wrong with your water heater and take the appropriate action. We can even recommend a new water heater that will meet the needs of your household. Call today to schedule your service appointment! We are proud to provide top-rated water heater repair and installation to homeowners in the Las Vegas area.