4 Signs Your Water Heater Is Overdue For Repair

Person inspecting a water heater

Water heaters can show their age with numerous clues that thankfully are not too hard to spot. Here are just a few signs that can tell you that your water heater needs a check-in from our pros and hopefully avoid a bigger mess!

Dry Skin And Hair

The most unmistakable sign to spot that you may be dealing with water heater issues is having your water suddenly feel rougher than before. Hard water can feel abrasive on your skin, and you will quickly notice its toll on your skin or hair. With hard water coming out of your showerhead or faucet, you can see that your hair and skin crack.

Hard water issues can be due to sediment build-up in your water heater that soon filters into your water lines. Thankfully water heaters with sediment build-up can be repaired in no time, and we can treat your hard water with ease.

Noisy Water Heater

Walk past your water heater and notice that you can barely hear yourself think? Water heaters are sup[posedd to be relatively quiet, so if you notice rattling or clanging sounds from your water heater, then you are overdue for repairs. Sediment and mineral build-up can cause water heaters to get noisy, but noise is the least of your worries.

The biggest concern with mineral build-up is that your water heater components can get corroded with time and become quite expensive to repair. Do not hesitate to schedule a repair to avoid shelling out for a brand new replacement no matter the issue.

Odd Looking Water

Going for your faucet and suddenly notice your water looks like a river of rust? Having off-colored or rusty-looking water is a sign that your water heater has rust building up inside. While a repair can help your water heater in this scenario, there is a likely scenario in which you need to replace your water heater altogether.

Inconsistent Heat

Having your hot water take a while to reach the right temperature is a significant sign that your water heater is in dire need of repairs. Damaged water heaters can lead to inconsistent water temperature, alongside issues with water pressure. Not only can this issue be annoying, but it can block your pipes and create strain on your plumbing.

At United States Heating & Air Conditioning we know everything there is to know about water heaters! Well, at least almost everything, so if you have a question about your water heater, we can help. So call us today at (407) 337-7925 if you think your water heater is showing some of the signs above.