Signs That Your Water Heater May Be Failing


Is Your Water Heater secretly plotting against you? Beware of These Warning Signs Your Hot Water Heater Is Failing

A water heater may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to life’s little annoyances, but the truth is that if your water heater breaks, you could be left without hot water for a long time. Like many other appliances, water heaters aren’t made to last forever; therefore, it’s important to watch out for any potential signs of failure before it’s too late. 

The team of experts at Water Dr. LLC has gathered a list of warning signs that indicate your water heater might be on its way out to ensure you know what to look for!

Water Leaking From The Tank

One of the first signs your water heater might be failing is that water is leaking from it. This could mean that there’s a crack in your tank, but it could also be related to other issues such as mineral buildup. 

If you notice a leak, it is crucial that you call a plumber immediately to avoid any major damage.

Inconsistent Water Temperature

If you find that your water is either scalding hot or ice-cold, something is wrong with your heater. It could be an issue with the thermostat, which can be easily replaced; however, it could also indicate that your water heater is on its way out. 

Discolored Water Coming Out Of The Faucets

If the water coming out of your faucets starts to change color, it could signify that sediment or rust has begun to build up in your tank. Over time, these elements can work their way through any plumbing pipes connected to your tank and affect all the water in your home.

Unusual Noises 

If your water heater is dying, sometimes it will start making strange high-pitched or thumping noises. Hiring a professional is the best way to know whether your water system needs to be serviced and cleaned or if it is failing and in need of replacement.  

Water Heater Failures Can Be Fixed By Calling Us Today

The expert plumbers at Water Dr. LLC have the knowledge and skills to service your water system and get it back to working properly and efficiently. We are based in Ansonia but proudly serve all of Connecticut.

Contact us today; one of our licensed professionals will be happy to help you! 

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Our expert plumbers have years of experience with well pumps, both installation, and repair. We’ll have your water back up and running in no time.


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