Water heaters are some of the most reliable systems that exist in our homes. Many of them are storage tank water heaters, which means they can hold gallons of water for long periods of time, while keeping it hot and ready for immediate use. For tankless water heating systems, they can reliably heat water as it enters your house so you have hot water on demand. In order for these systems to run the entire day for years on end, they need to be brilliantly engineered by some pretty reputable manufacturers. They really know what they’re doing!
However, it’s really impossible to create a water heater that lasts forever. At that point, something like a steel pot that can heat water on the stove is going to last longer than your water heater, but that’s never going to heat enough water for the whole family to use. So, it’s important to invest in targeted water heater repairs in Arlington, VA when the time comes.
Leaks Are Always a Bad Sign
Leaks are never good and they’re right at the top of our list of water heater signs that require repair. There’s never really going to be a situation where you detect a leak around your water heater and a professional tells you to not invest in help. This is always a bad thing for multiple reasons.
- A water leak is wasted water that you end up paying for every month.
- Leaking water in a room-temperature area can cause mold to grow which will hurt your indoor air quality.
- Leaks indicate a deeper problem in the pipes and tank of your water heater.
Get this problem fixed ASAP so you can enjoy some peace of mind.
Scalding Hot or Ice Cold Water
Your water heater should be able to regulate its temperature to a precise degree. If it can’t, then you might encounter scalding hot water or ice-cold water that fluctuates dramatically. This is unacceptable and it could lead to you and your family getting hurt. Make sure you get this problem checked out by a pro.
It’s Too Expensive to Run
If your water heater is using too much energy or fuel to heat the water in your home, then you’re probably going to notice it on your monthly utility bill. That’s just not very good for your budget or your home’s efficiency. We’d recommend contacting a professional about this so they can make some adjustments to improve the efficiency of your system.
You’re Not Happy With It
At the end of the day, only you can figure out what works and what doesn’t in your own home. We have our ideas of how a water heater should work, but depending on the make and model of the system, these ideas can be different. Your home should follow your rules, and if your water heater isn’t making you and your family happy, then something needs to be done.
Be sure to contact our team and tell us what you want your water heater to do. Then, perhaps through a repair or a system replacement, we can get it there with our expertise and experience.
McDaniel Service, Inc has your back. Contact us today for water heater repairs that get the job done. Service is our middle name!