Water heaters are ubiquitous fixtures that appear in nearly every home, and most people do not give them a second thought until it’s time for water heater repair. What should homeowners watch for when it comes to their water heaters? Here are a few signs that can indicate the need for water heater repair. If you notice any of these symptoms, contact the experts at Metcalf Plumbing for water heater repair or replacement.
Your Water is Far Too Hot or Cold
Most people know that overly-cold water is an indicator of water heater problems, but scalding hot water is also a warning sign. When water is too cold despite your water heater’s thermostat settings, there may be an issue with the unit’s dip tube. A malfunctioning dip tube results in cold water mixing with hot water, cooling it down. On the other hand, your water heater may release burning hot water or steam if it has a faulty temperature and pressure valve.
There is Sediment in Your Water
Over time, water heaters can accumulate sediment in their tanks. This is particularly common in homes with hard water. While this sediment can cause a few internal problems, one of the most visible issues for homeowners is bits of grit in the water. If you are discovering bits of sediment coming from your faucets, you may need water heater repair and a flush of your unit to remove these buildups. Sediment buildup can also cause some other nasty surprises — heating element failure and loud popping noises are also important signs to watch for.
Smelly Water Can Indicate the Need for Water Heater Repair
Water that has a foul odor straight from the tap is never a good sign. While there are a few potential culprits, bad-smelling water may signify that your water heater has a buildup of bacteria. If you notice any of these symptoms, you likely need water heater repair. The experts at Metcalf Plumbing are ready to help. Contact the team at Metcalf Plumbing for water heater repair and other plumbing services.
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Metcalf Plumbing is a customer-focused plumbing contractor serving residential and commercial clients throughout the Catonsville, Ellicott City and surrounding areas. From water heater installation, sump pump installation and repair to water and sewer line replacement, Metcalf Plumbing is a trusted resource to call on when you need help with your plumbing services. We are not commission-based and we provide honest, upfront costs with a thorough inspection of your system and suggested next steps. Our trained and courteous technicians are standing by to provide quality comfort at competitive prices. You can call us at 410-242-311 and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!