Between You and the Plumber

« Back to Home

Do You Need Residential Water Heater Repair?

Posted on

If you have a need for residential water heater repair, you need to get these repairs done as soon as possible. Your water heater repair specialist will come out and inspect your unit to see what repairs are needed. If it's best to just replace the unit, they can recommend this as well. In many ways, residential property water heater replacement is the best and cheapest solution, but see if you can get water heater repair done first.

Here are some signs you need residential water heater repair, and none of them are the lack of hot water. They may not be as obvious as you would imagine your water heater needs to be.

Only your hot water is weirdly colored

This one might take you a minute to catch onto, but if your hot water only is running a little rusty or has sediment of some kind in it, then call your residential water heater repair specialist to see what kind of repairs you can get. Your unit may be in need of being flushed and drained out, which can cause lots of damage if you don't have it done.

When you have your water heater inspected, have it flushed and refilled. This will help prevent sediment and rust in your water again and will help your water heater last longer as well.

Only your hot water has water pressure issues

When you turn your tap on, does the cold water stream out like normal but go to a lesser flow or more of a trickle as soon as you add the hot water to it? You're not seeing things if this happens, and your hot water heater may be to blame. Your residential water heater repair specialist will check your unit to make sure everything is working well, and if you still cannot get good hot water pressure (make sure you're not operating multiple things at once that use hot water, like your washing machine or the dishwasher), then you may need to replace the unit.

Your water heater is making weird noises

You may never hear your water heater until it's starting to fail. This is a sure sign there may be something wrong with the unit because you should never hear it in operation, for the most part. Your residential water heater repair specialist will examine the unit and check it for signs that it's malfunctioning. They will then make repairs or suggest you replace the unit.

Contact a local service, such as Mr. Waterheater, to learn more.