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Signs Your Water Heater Needs Maintenance

When it comes to your water heater, you need to make sure that it’s in proper working order. To a lot of people, a water heater is much more than simply something such as a shower or washing dishes. They may have a laundry room that needs hot water for cleaning clothes or they may use it to sterilize baby bottles. There are some definite signs you should know when it comes to a professional fixing your water heater.

Temperature change is definitely something one should take note of when seeing any issues from the water heater. This is a bit less obvious, but the heating element does deteriorate over time. It’s wise to have a professional look at your heater to see if there aren’t any other underlying issues.

A pipe leak is also another sign of needing maintenance on your water heater. Metal pipes corrode and rust over time. Hot water can easily seep through causing damage to your home. It’s very important to monitor this activity quickly. Plastic pipes may work better over time, but plastic changes in size so the pressure and temperature of the water may affect your pipes.

Another thing is seeing the color of your water. If you find your water looks cloudy, you may need to clean the bottom of your heater. A good plumber can easily fix this problem. Also, if the water is not hot, you’ll have to replace certain elements of your heater.

In any case, it’s best to seek a professional so he can properly diagnose the issue. You can show the plumber a particular issue you’re having and he can come up with a fair quote. It’s much easier than having to fix it on your own. You’ll spend less money on a small issue that could become large in the future.

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