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Does Your Water Heater Have Repair Needs?

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No matter where you live, you need a functional water heater in your home, right? It’s essential for taking hot showers, cleaning, bathing, showering, etc. The last thing you need is to be surprised by a burst of cold water when you were expecting hot water.

Of course, this means you should be sure to keep up on your water heater maintenance needs. The water heater of your home should be professionally tuned up every year. It’s during this time that we’ll be able to check the system for repair needs that may be cropping up due to wear and tear. This doesn’t mean, though, that repair needs can’t crop up between tune-ups.

For this reason, we think it’s important to share some of the signs that likely indicate your water heater is in need of repair. Read on!

4 Signs That Your Water Heater Needs Repair

We get it–if we expect you to give us a call when you need water heater repair, then you expect to be able to understand when your water heater actually needs repair, before you’re just left with no hot water at all, or stuck with a flood in your garage or home due to a water heater leak. Read on to learn some of the most common signs that you do, in fact, need water heater repair.

Rattling or Kettling Noise: Over the course of a year, mineral deposits from calcium and magnesium, as well as sediment, in the water that passes through your water heater can start building up. This can create issues like an overheating water heater. When your water heater overheats, it shuts off, meaning it won’t be able to heat the water.

If you hear a “kettling” noise or a rattling sound, then it’s a wise idea to have your local water heater professional come to flush out the tank.

Higher-Than-Average Utility Bills: Have you noticed that your energy bills have spiked? Your HVAC systems actually account for half of all your home’s energy use, so it’s important to look at this as a potential factor, first.

But presuming that everything is fine with your air conditioner and heater, and understanding that higher-than-average utility bills almost always indicate inefficiencies of some kind, you should definitely consider if your water heater might need attention. Give us a call if this is what you suspect!

Irregular Temperature: When your water heater is in use but the water can’t seem to decide between running at warm, hot, lukewarm, or even room temperature no matter how you try to adjust the taps, then this is a sign that your water heater is struggling to do its job for some reason.

Leaking Water: While leaks are sometimes relatively “normal”–for example if the leak is coming from the pressure relief valve–leaks should never be ignored. If you discover any dampness or pooling water around the base of the tank, it could be a loose connection, or it can be a problem with the water heater tank itself. Whatever the case, leaking water is a sure sign that you need to give the pros a call!

For professional water heater repair in St. Marys, GA, look no further than HendrixAir, Inc. where we are “Delivering Friendly, Five-Star Service, Every Time!” Contact us today.

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