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Does Your Water Heater Need Some Help?


You should be able to rely on your water heater for a good long while before it needs assistance. Proper installation gives your water heater a great start to its service life while professional maintenance helps keep it as like-new as possible. However, even with all this to help, your water heater will eventually need repairs provided by a trained plumber in Lorton, VA.

So, let’s say you’ve done everything possible to keep your water heater in prime condition. How can you figure out if and when it needs repairs? Watch out for these warning signs.

These Issues Are Your Water Heater’s Cry For Help

If you notice any of these problems in your water heater, make sure to get professional service for this system ASAP.

  • Water pressure is reduced in more than one part of the house. Maybe you don’t notice a reduction in water pressure when you are using cold water. However, when you try to get hot water from your tap you notice that the pressure seems weaker. If this is the case in multiple parts of the house, it may indicate any number of issues with your water heater such as buildup in the lines or even leaks. weak water pressure from your water heater should be address quickly by a professional.
  • Water bills are higher than last year without cause. We would advise keeping track of your water bills over the course of the year. It is important because it gives you the opportunity to compare you’re spending each month against the previous year’s spending. If you notice a large increase in the price of your water heater bills but your usage has not gone up it may be a sign something is wrong with your water heater.
  • Water temperature is inconsistent or lukewarm. You turn on the hot water tap and get a few minutes of warm water but then the flow of water cools down to room temperature. Or perhaps your hot water supply is lukewarm at best at all times. These types of temperature in consistencies should not be brushed off. They are a sign that your water heater desperately needs professional service before it breaks down completely.
  • Your hot water is discolored or smells “off”: The appearance, smell and taste of your hot water supply can tell you a lot about your hot water heater. If your hot water is discolored, such as being tinted orange or red, or smells metallic, then it may mean your water heater is starting to corrode.

Professionals Can Help Your Water Heater

If your water heater is starting to struggle, it isn’t something to just try to push past. The issue will only worsen, create more problems, and may end up costing you the entire water heater. Instead of ignoring the problem, call in a professional plumber to address the core issue head-on and get it fixed. Our plumbers will get your hot water heater back into optimal shape again.

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