One of the most disheartening things that can happen to you when you get up in the morning is that you go to take a shower only to be met with a rude—very cold—wake-up call. If your water refuses to warm up, there could be something wrong that requires repairs, or it can even be a more serious problem.
Many plumbing emergencies tend to happen without much warning, at least if you don’t know what to look for. Having routine maintenance done can prevent these types of emergencies, but they may still occur. Below we’ve shared some indications that you possibly do have an impending water heater problem that warrants professional services. Keep reading to learn more.
Rusty or Discolored Water
Have you turned on the taps in your home only to discover that the water is a rusty or brown color? Then chances are that you have corrosion within the storage tank of your water heater. This can occur due to old age, or because of a used up anode rod.
Let’s say that you are getting some warm water, but not at the temperature that it should be. This likely means that there is a problem with your burner, if you have a gas-powered water heater. Or it could mean that your electric water heater has a broken heating element. Either one of these problems requires prompt attention.
Your water heater tank may produce a strange rumbling noise for any number of reasons. The cause could be a faulty mixing valve, which causes hot and cold water to mix together. It may also be caused by excess sediment that has collected in the bottom of the tank, as this reduces the volume in the tank and causes the pressure to spike.
For a peace of mind from a job done right with your water heater repairs in Barrington, IL, contact Lifeline Plumbing, Heating & Cooling today.