Signs of a Broken Water Heater
Sometimes the first sign of a water heater problem is a lack of hot water. You don’t always get convenient warning signs. Other times you’ll be able to call before you lose your hot water if you’re paying enough attention. Here are a few reasons to call for water heater repairs:
- Your water pressure is low: If your water pressure is low even when you’re running cold water, it may be a problem with your plumbing system. But low water pressure just while you’re running the hot water can be a sign of water heater problems.
- The quality of your water has changed: As soon as you notice your water tastes or smells bad or that it has changed color, you should call for a plumbing repair. You might have a water heater that’s corroded or that has bacteria in the tank.
- You’re starting to hear strange noises: If you’re hearing things, it’s probably a broken water heater. Any new sounds like banging, hissing, or bubbling should be dealt with right away.
- You’ve noticed electrical problems: Electrical issues should never be ignored. If the circuit that your water heater is on keeps tripping, call us right away.