Signs your Water Heater in Lindon may need to be replaced.
The Roman Empire is even today recognized as the height of ancient civilization. There were many reasons for this, but among the crowing achievements of this Empire that once ruled most of the known world were advanced roads – and the fact that households had access to hot and cold running water.
Now, we may not be exposed to the excitement of chariot races on special occasions (we have NASCAR and Formula 1 after all), but the fact that we can access hot water with the simple turn of a faucet is often taken for granted. It allows us the shower that invigorates us for the day ahead or relaxes us after a long and stressful day.
However, not many of us spare a thought for the systems that provide us with that piping hot water in Utah County. They are after all mostly hidden from sight, apart from the business end of the faucet. It is only when a water heater fails that it becomes the focus of attention.
But with some focus and attention to changes in the hot water that we are supplied on a daily basis, we can anticipate that our home hot water heater is experiencing problems and requires expert help or in some unfortunate circumstances is overdue for replacement. That’s why we’re always here at Utah Water Heater Experts providing Lindon Water Heater Repair Services 24/7.
Here are some telltale signs that you and your family should take notice of – and get a professional, bonded, insured, and certified expert water heater repair expert to inspect the water heater and the system in general – and where necessary make those essential repairs.
1. No Hot Water
If you turn a faucet and the hot water simply doesn’t arrive (the flow remains cold for a long period of time) then check that your water heater is on. Periodic issues such as tripped breakers can reset the heater. It may seem an obvious step – but it is commonly overlooked – and it can save you a significant amount of money in the call-out fees you would pay for expert advice.
If you do that check and everything seems to be in order, but you still have no hot water then your water heater element might be at fault, or the thermostat may have failed or been malfunctioning.
This is one of those times when you need to call a professional water heater expert. They have the experience (and the testing equipment) to quickly identify the fault and rectify the problem before it disrupts your home life.
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2. Discolored or Metallic Tasting Water
If your hot water has a distinct metallic taste that might be from iron pipes that are leaching metals in the water system. This is a problem that regularly affects older homes. If the water is discolored or feels ‘gritty’ that can be a water heater issue. Water heaters are equipped with ‘anode rods’ and they tend to wear out faster than other components of the water heating system. That can cause rust to start to form. It’s likely that your anode rod has reached the end of its lifespan.
Many homeowners will take on the replacement of the anode rod as a DIY project, however, would you rather be using your time enjoying a relaxing experience with family and friends – or maintaining your water heater? Make the most of your time and call in professionals (like those at Utah Water Heater Experts) who will get the job done quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively. Go out and enjoy yourself and return home to a fully functional hot water system.
3. Water that Smells Bad
If your hot water smells like rotten eggs then you are probably playing host to anaerobic bacteria in the hot water tank. These bacteria can thrive in that environment and are especially active near your anode rod. You’re going to need to flush your tank and ensure that it is properly treated – and replace the anode rod with one that is made from modern materials that do not encourage the growth of these problematic bacteria. Get a professional water heater expert to make sure that the problem is identified and that the system is restored to pristine condition.
4. Leaking Tank
If you are experiencing hot water that doesn’t seem to last as long as it used to or is only available sometimes or is lukewarm then it’s time to check the tank. If you see puddles of water around the tank, immediately switch off the electricity supply to the heater and call an expert or one of our Lindon Water Heater Repair Technicians for help promptly. Standing water and electricity are a danger to the occupants of the home.
Water heaters leak for a variety of reasons, among them, being that they have not been correctly maintained or they are simply deteriorating due to age and showing cracks. Sediment buildup can be a problem as well.
An expert will be able to identify the problem and supply a solution to what may become an issue requiring the replacement of the tank if left unresolved – especially if cracks have formed.
5. Strange Noises
There are other issues such as the heater making crackling, popping, or clanking noises on a regular basis. This can be due to excessive sediment in the heater. That tank needs to be flushed out. This is a project that many homeowners decide to take on themselves – but an expert just makes life simpler.
When you are selecting a professional water heater repair or replacement company that services the Lindon area make sure that the organization you have on speed dial has a 24-hour emergency service – you never know when an emergency will occur. Also, make sure that they are licensed, bonded, and insured – and have the years of experience to cope with any water heater challenges.