When to Call for Repairs
If your tankless water heater has failed, you could wait all day without getting water any warmer than the water that comes out of your garden hose. But sometimes the problems are a little more subtle than that. You might have to pay a little more attention to be able to notice issues before they get to that point. Here are some signs to look out for:
- Moisture near the water heater: Tankless water heaters can sometimes leak from plumbing connections either where the water goes in or comes out of the system. You might see some signs of moisture on the floor under the water heater or maybe stains on the wall where it’s dripping down. Don’t ignore a leak! Give us a call.
- Lower water pressure: If any of the pipes on your tankless water heater get build-up in them, they can make the water pressure of your hot water too low. Pretty soon, you’ll just have a trickle of water any time you try to fill up the tub or wash your hands.
- Water that’s hot and cold: If your water temperature can’t make up its mind whether to be hot or cold, there might be a problem with your water heater. It might be switching on and off or having problems with the heating element.
- Strange sounds: If your tankless water heater is making so many new sounds you’re wondering if it’s haunted, it’s probably just a job for a plumber. Tankless water heaters can make lots of different sounds when they’re having problems. Call us if you hear humming, hissing, banging, or screeching sounds.