Did you know that your water heater is one of the hardest-working appliances in your home? It’s often an unsung hero–always there when you need hot water for a bath, shower, or to wash your dishes. Even an expertly maintained water heater is bound to show signs of wear and tear and will likely need some type of water heater repair. When it does, you can rely on bluefrog Plumbing + Drain + HVAC of San Antonio to visit your Universal City, TX, home to evaluate your water heater and make the ideal fix. Consider the following signs. They might be alerting you that you need water heater repair right away.
If your hot water heater tank is leaking, you should call bluefrog Plumbing + Drain + HVAC of San Antonio so we can send a licensed plumber to inspect it. If the tank itself is leaking, you may need a new water heater rather than a water heater repair. However, don’t worry until we provide you with a report. In some cases, a water heater will leak because the drain valve is loose or damaged. If it’s loose, simply tightening can resolve the problem. If it’s damaged, our plumber can replace the part. In some cases, the hot and cold water connections aren’t working properly and need adjusting or repairing. The sooner we arrive at your Universal City, TX, home to inspect your water heater, the sooner we can recommend the ideal solution.
Reduced Supply of Hot Water
Another common sign that you may need water heater repair is a decrease in your hot water supply. First, check with your household. Are members using hot water that you’re unaware of? That could explain the reduced supply of hot water. However, if that’s not the case, the issue may require a call to us. In these cases, it’s possible that a heating element is no longer working. Many customers are unsure whether to proceed with a major water heater repair or part replacement or if they should purchase a new water heater.
When you call bluefrog Plumbing + Drain + HVAC of San Antonio, we’ll send a highly trained plumber to your home to assess the situation with your appliance. Depending on its age and overall condition, you might lean toward one decision over another. Our plumbers can provide you with an accurate report of the water heater’s situation so you can make the most informed decision.
Water Temperatures Fluctuate
When you’re showering and water temperatures fluctuate on their own, it can be frustrating. If your water heater isn’t maintaining a consistent water temperature, you may need water heater repair. Sometimes this issue is caused by a buildup of hard water minerals in the tank. Draining and cleaning the tank may resolve the issue rather than a more intensive water heater repair. Once we visit your Universal City, TX, home to inspect the unit, we can let you know what’s causing the problem. Replacing the heating elements may be an extensive repair for an older unit. In such cases, you might choose to replace your old water heater.
Another sign that there’s mineral buildup in your tank is water discoloration. Mineral deposits can leave your water appearing a bit rusty. Often, after the faucet runs, the water will return to its colorless state. If it doesn’t, you should contact a plumber right away to ensure your water is safe. In either case, it’s a good idea to let a plumber inspect your water heater. It may need to be drained and thoroughly cleaned to resolve this problem.
A hot water heater typically operates without making noise. It may exhibit a quiet buzz, but you shouldn’t hear strange or unusual noises such as banging or popping. Unusual noises may be a sign that you need water heater repair. A plumber can inspect your unit and find out why it’s making weird noises. Sometimes mineral deposits can cause strange noises to occur, but not always. A screeching noise is an indication that there may be a valve partially closed. It won’t take us long to get to the bottom of your water heater’s unusual noises and recommend the ideal solution.
No Hot Water
Of course, if you’re not getting any hot water, you will certainly want to contact our plumbing company to schedule a service call. The water heater’s burner or heating element has stopped working for some reason or another. Our expert plumbing pros can find out why. It’s inconvenient when your water heater won’t produce hot water. Often, it will produce just lukewarm water before failing completely. The sooner you contact us at the first sign of a problem, the better.
Water Heater Maintenance
Let bluefrog Plumbing + Drain + HVAC of San Antonio maintain your hot water heater so you can ward off many problems like these. Periodic tank cleaning, for example, can prevent mineral buildup, which can cause many problems for the water heater. A periodic inspection allows us to ensure that your appliance is working the way it’s supposed to. With our maintenance service, you can enhance the longevity of your water heater.
Contact our plumbing company if you need us to visit your home to inspect or fix your water heater. Our water heater repair technicians are experienced and can address any make or model unit. If you do reach the point that you want to replace an old water heater rather than repair it or install it with replacement parts, we can help. Our plumbers will help you choose the ideal water heater for your household. Then, we can install it, test it, and maintain it going forward. Don’t ignore these water heater problems. The sooner you contact bluefrog Plumbing + Drain + HVAC of San Antonio for service, the more quickly we can resolve the issue.