Water heaters are notorious for breaking down unexpectedly. From flooding to offering up cold showers, a water heater failure is a major inconvenience in any situation. Learn to read the warning signs of a water heater failure and get your unit serviced before it fails. Keeping your water heater maintained will also keep your life from being interrupted by a serious malfunction.
Even a small amount of water on the floor requires attention. A small leak can become a big leak in no time, turning a small repair into a major service or possibly even a full water heater replacement. If you notice any water around your hot water heater, it’s a good idea to call a professional and have it checked out before the problem gets worse.
Unstable Water Temperature
If you’re in the shower and the temperature is constantly fluctuating, it’s not just uncomfortable and annoying, it could be a sign of a serious problem. Fluctuating water temperature could point to an issue with your water heater’s ability to complete its main task – heat your water. This could point to an issue with the heating element. Getting it looked at right away will get you back to comfortable showers quicker.
After a while, you’ll get used to the normal sounds your hot water heater makes. If at some point your water heater starts making new, unusual noises, it could be a sign that the water heater is beginning to fail. Take note of the noises, what they sound like and when they take place to help your repairman pinpoint the problem and fix it.
It might not seem worthwhile to call a repairman before a significant failure occurs, but a full replacement will be a lot more costly than a minor repair. If you suspect there could be something wrong with your hot water heater it’s important to have it seen and repaired before it gets more serious
Call Mahon Plumbing Today
If you still have more questions regarding your plumbing, we here at Mahon Plumbing are here to help. We have been serving the wider Baltimore area since 1994, so we have 25 years of experience to back up our fantastic service! Call us at our Baltimore location at 410-766-8566 or our Pasadena location at 410-636-7944. Be sure to keep up with us on social media by following us on Facebook or Twitter.