When you live in New York, you need to have a working water heater. Especially during wintertime, icy cold showers aren’t really something that anyone is going to be interested. So when your water heater is on the fritz, it means that it is definitely time to reach out for water heater repair from a professional plumber.
Needing to call for repairs is never enjoyable though the results should be good ones. We find all too often that there are residents here in Staten Island that will try to delay their repair needs simply for fear of the time it will take or the cost required. We urge you to contact a professional for repair sooner than later though for your comfort and, believe or not, for the sake of your cost efficiency.
4 Signs That Your Water Heater Needs Repair Work
If you are supposed to contact us for a repair service for your water heater, it will only help to know what the signs are that you need a repair in the first place. At least, it is helpful to know what the signs are other than a complete lack of hot water!
- Rattling or Kettling Noises: Overtime, minerals and sediment in the water that passes through your water heater can start to build up. This can cause problems such as your water heater overheating and shutting itself down. If you hear a rattling noise or a kettling noise, it means that it is a good idea to have your local technician over to flush out the tank.
- High Energy Bills: When you use your hot water heater it shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg. If you are trying to figure out how many days you can go without a decent shower right now, it is likely that you need to schedule a repair.
- Irregular Water Temperatures: When you are using the hot water in your home and the water can’t seem to decide between running at hot, warm, lukewarm, or room temperature, then it is a sign that your heating system is struggling to do its job.
- Leaking Water: Go check the area around your hot water heater. Do you notice signs of dampness or pooling water around the base of your tank. It could be a loose connection or it could be a problem with your tank itself. Whatever the cause, leaking water is a definite sign you need to call in a professional.
These are just some of the signs that you might need a hot water heater. At the end of the day, if you have a feeling that something is up with your water heater, whether it is a tank system or a tankless one, you are always better off contacting a professional to come by to check things out. It is always better to be safe than sorry after all since a missed repair can turn into an expensive system replacement!
Bob Mims Heating & Air Conditioning has been serving Staten Island’s Heating and A/C needs since 1955. Contact our team today for all your water heating needs.