It is important that you keep a well-maintained water heater. You can see here how it works. However, you may be wondering how to figure out if it needs a tune up. Here are some signs to look for when trying to determine if you should call us.
Water around it: If you see small leaks or fractures in your tank it might be time for a professional plumber to take a look at it. These fractures can lead to leaks that can promote water damage.
Rusty Water: This might mean that the inside of your tank has rust. This corrosion could lead to fractures which could result in water leaks. The water may also start to smell or look muddy.
Rumbling noise: The older your system is the more of a chance there is sediment at the bottom of the tank. After the tank fills sometimes, silt falls to the bottom. Eventually, the sediment will harden and cause you to hear banging or thumping coming from it. Please call our Tucson plumbers if you experience this problem if left unattended the tank can fracture and cause significant water damage.
Lack of hot water: If the power is working correctly and there is still no hot water you might need a water heater replacement. If you are not sure if the replacement is a better option than repair, read this article. Be sure to have one of our experts check to make sure it’s not functioning before buying a new heater. Most of the time, this kind of problem can be fixed.
They typically last between 10 to 15 years before they need to be replaced. Regular appointments with plumbers can help stretch that time to the fullest and can help reduce replacement costs. Our plumbers can help by giving you all the necessary information, so you know exactly what is going on and feel comfortable with our work.