3 Small Signs That You Need Your Water Heater Inspected

The temperature is starting to drop, children are going back to school, and the leaves are beginning to change colors. Fall must be officially here! Fall is one of the times of year in which we use the highest amount of hot water, and we depend upon our hot water heaters more than ever starting in September. Before you turn up the usage on your water heater, make sure your preventative maintenance is up to date!

If you notice any one of these minor warning signs, be sure to call your local plumbers in Montgomery County PA so you won't have to go a day without hot water!

  • Water that takes a long time to heat up. If your water heater is taking a longer time than usual to heat up, it's possible that a heating element is broken. Letting the problem go for too long can cause the issue to become more serious, eventually leading to the need for a new water heater installation in Doylestown. Therefore, please make sure you are keeping track of your water heater's temperature time, and definitely call a plumber if you notice that something is wrong.
  • A water heater that's leaking. If you notice that there's moisture piling up around your water heater, it's possible that you have a crack in your tank. This is an immediate issue that you'll want to get taken care of as soon as possible or run the risk of having your water heater fail altogether. You definitely don't want that to happen especially when the weather is cooling down!
  • Noises from the inside of your water heater. As your water heater gets older, sedentary material can settle in the bottom on the tank, causing a rumbling or banging sound when you run your heater. Over time, this will cause your heater to lose efficiency and take more time to heat the water. Preventative maintenance can help to remove this material before the heater breaks down.

It can also be difficult to detect these signs if you are not experienced in recognizing them. That is why it is also important to undergo regular maintenance or inspection for your water heater. Please give us a call today and we will be happy to make sure your water is always hot enough this fall.