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Signs that You Need Water Heater Repair

water-heater-repairNo one wants to have to repair their water heater. It’s something you probably never even think about. But when something happens to cause you trouble with your water heater, it becomes apparent immediately. Look for these signs that you need water heater repair to catch minor problems before they become major. Throughout Salt Lake City, we offer comprehensive water heater repair for both tank and tankless systems!

Water Heater Repair Indicators

Water heater leaks are one of the most visible and obvious signs of a water heater losing its effectiveness. If your water tastes metallic or appears rusty, your water heater may be to blame. And if your water heater makes noises, looks corroded, or is very old, it may need repair.

Water Heater Leaks

If your water heater begins leaking, it’s safe to assume that it needs repairing. Leaks usually indicate a problem with the inner tank. Even a slow drip can become a larger problem almost overnight. Considering this can lead to rapid flooding, it’s a good idea to seek water heater repair right away if you spot a leak.

Metallic-Tasting Water

If your hot water has a metallic taste and smell, you may need water heater repair. The smell is caused by bits of metal flaking off from the inner tank. These tiny metal particulates mix with water running through the tank and cause your hot water to be tainted. This can also be a potential health hazard and should be addressed immediately. Similarly, if your hot water has a rusty color, the tank could also be damaged.

You Haven’t Thought about It in Years

The average lifespan of a water heater is approximately 10 to 15 years. If you don’t have a clue how old your water heater is, or you know for certain it’s at least 15 years old, chances are you need water heater repair, even if there are no visible signs of damage.

Cooler Water

If your water no longer runs hot but instead only runs warm or average temperature, your water heater probably isn’t working right. The heating element might be on the verge of burnout. To test this, set your water heater thermostat to a temperature between 120 and 140 degrees.

Strange Noises

You shouldn’t be able to hear your water heater. If it creates loud noises while running, this could mean the heating elements have been damaged.

Visible Corrosion

When regularly maintained, water heaters resist corrosion for the majority of their time in use. If you can see corrosion developing on your water heater, it’s safe to say you need water heater repair. Sometimes, you may even need to replace your water heater entirely.

Remember These Indicators of the Need for Water Heater Repair

Water heaters that are leaking or corroding certainly need repairing. If your water is not hot enough, this is also likely a sign of something not working correctly. And if your water tastes metallic or looks rusty, your water heater may be to blame.


Contact At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air today for exceptional water heater repair in Salt Lake City!

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