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Is your water heater in need of maintenance?

A water heater tank can be a complicated piece of machinery. Probably many take it for granted that it is responsible for a number of tasks such as cleaning our clothes and taking our showers. With all the jobs it does so conveniently for us, we must ensure that this important device is maintained so it works sufficiently for us.

Practicing a regular maintenance schedule is important in ensuring that it runs efficiently. Also, knowing what to look for that indicates if a water heater is in need of repairs can be of value, possibly saving you money in the future. While most issues are small, they can quickly escalate into bigger problems and expenses if action is not taken quickly.

Signs which could indicate troubles up ahead could be when rusty colored water comes out from the faucet (when running hot water). This could be caused by sediment which has accumulated at the bottom of the water tank which can be seen with older models. Also if you notice that the hot water does not come out quickly, then you may need to have the top component replaced. Another check to perform is to examine the thermostat to see if it might have shut off, however, if it is not then the water tank might have issues achieving the proper temperature. Or it could simply indicate that merely the thermostat needs replacing or either there could be a minor malfunction in the heating component. If lukewarm water is only coming out, it could mean that only the devices bottom module is working correctly. If when the water runs and it comes out hot but does not stay hot then your bottom component must need to be replaced.

If the water does not pour out smoothly from the faucet but comes out with an irregular flow, it could indicate that the water heater may be plugged up. Another sign could be is the pressure is not adequate. Any leak will also be a sign indicating that the water heater could need some repair work and you should do it immediately.

Is the water heater in your Birmingham home in need of repairs? Call Latta Plumbing at 205-631-6445 and schedule a service call today!