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Signs Your Water Heater is in Need of Repair

A water heater is a very important unit in any home. The water heater does what the name says, heats water. Without a properly functioning water heater, hot water can cease to exist in a home. It is extremely important to understand the signs that a water heater may be in need of repairs. No hot water, rust-colored water, and a leaking water heater can be just a few of the signs that its time to call a professional plumber for repairs.

One of the biggest signs that a water heater needs repairs is the lack of hot water coming from faucets and showerheads. The top and bottom elements of the water heater control how hot the water gets and the duration hot water will be produced. A professional plumber can repair either or both of the elements to correct this issue.

Sometimes, a water heater will produce rust-colored water that will pour out of a faucet or showerhead. This is caused by sediment that builds up in the bottom of the water heater. It is best to have a professional clean out the sediment in the water heater because doing it incorrectly can cause more damage to the water heater.

One of the last signs that a water heater is in need of repairs is a leaking tank. This can be the last thing that homeowners notice because unless you are looking at the water heater, this can go unnoticed. In order to fix this, a professional plumber will have to drain the entire water heater before repairs can be done.

Since a water heater is the delivery system for hot water throughout a home, it is extremely important that it is well maintained and repaired when need be. Some of the signs that were mentioned above are indicators that it is time to call a professional plumber to repair the problems.

Is the water heater in your Birmingham home in need of maintenance? Call Latta Plumbing at 205-631-6445 and get started today!