Is your water heater beginning to show its age? Knowing when your water heater needs to be repaired is important. Recognizing symptoms of ailing equipment early on can help you prevent major damages later. However, only a professional technician can accurately diagnose your water heater, determine the source of the problem, and repair it successfully. If your water heater requires frequent repair, then you might also want to consider replacement. Upgrading to a new, energy-efficient unit may save you money in the long-term. For more information, or to schedule water heater repair in the Washington, DC area, call All-Pro Appliance Repair.
So how do you know? Repairs are not always straightforward. Your water heater is a complicated appliance. The most common indications of a need for water heater repair are:
- Boiling. Does it sound like your water heater is boiling? Well, it may be. When sediment collects at the bottom of a tank water heater, it tends to cause overheating. Lime scale, silicates, sand and other debris can build up, and it will require periodic flushing, deliming, or even manual scraping to remove.
- Rust. If you notice rust on or around your water heater components, then there may be a leak somewhere in the system. Rust can be a serious problem for water heaters so timely repair is necessary.
- Leaks. Major floods aside, most leaks are very small and may be detectable only to the professional eye. They tend to leave only a white or green discoloration on pipes in and around your heater.
- Not enough hot water. If you notice that your hot water levels begin to drop off, or if your water is not as hot as it should be, then you should call in a professional for diagnosis. It might be a problem with the thermostat or the surrounding plumbing.
If you know that you need water heater repair in Washington, DC, call an All-Pro Appliance Repair technician today!