3 Basic Signs Your Water Heater is About to Fail

Keeping on top of your water heater needs is an important part of home maintenance. The last thing you need is the system failing when you can’t afford to pay for replacement. In order to stay ahead of the game, there are three basic signs that will tell you your water heater is likely to fail in the near future.

Water Heater Noise

Your water heater will make a variety of noises throughout its lifecycle. Learning to tell the difference between healthy sounds and early warning signals could end up saving you a lot of money. Popping or rumbling sounds suggest hard water and mineralsare building up in the water heater.

You can attempt to flush the sediment from the water heater tank to address the issue. However, if the noises persist it means the tank itself is likely damaged. Eventually, this damage will lead to water leaking or severe cracks forming in the system.

Pooling Water

Cracks and fractures in a water heater will cause water to leak and pool around the tank. This is a potentially costly situation, as excessive damage to the system will result in flooding, which will mean more than repairing or replacing the water heating system. Flooring, furniture and internal structures are also at risk of damage.

If you cannot readily identify whether pooling water is coming from a leak or excessive pressure, the best course of action is to bring in a professional to inspect your water heater. This type of failure can progress quite quickly, so it is better to identify and correct the cause sooner rather than later.

Cloudy or Tainted Water

The color, smell and taste of your water will tell you a lot about what is going on inside your water heater. The potential severity of this problem should not be ignored, as these symptoms indicate mineral deposits have escaped the tank and are now taking up residence in your pipes and faucets.  If the water is more orange in color, you may have rust in the system that is being fed into your faucet.

Show Plumbing

At Show Plumbing, we provide expert services including water heating inspection at a price that is affordable. We are family owned and operated, which has helped us truly appreciated the needs of our Texas customers for over 25 years. You can trust all your home plumbing system inspections and repairs to our team of professionals.

If you would like to arrange a water heating inspection with Show Plumbing, call today,at 281-860-2000 or, alternatively, feel free to fill in our online contact form and a team member will get back to you as soon as possible.

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