6 Signs That Your Water Heater Needs Repair
Water with a Rusty Color
If your water appears dirty, there is a good chance that your water heater is failing. This could result in contaminated water and water loss.
Noises of a minor nature are normal. If you hear a distinct knocking, cracking, or banging racket coming from your water heater, it could be an indication that there is a problem.
Seeping Water from the Water Heater
The primary cause of a failing water heater is a leak. If you see water near your heater you may be seeing a leak and risk significant water damage to your home.
Inadequate Hot Water
Having no hot water at all indicates a problem. However, changing water temperature is frequently overlooked as a problem.
Age of the Water Heater
A home water heater has a typical life span of 10-12 years with proper maintenance. Even if your water heater isn't malfunctioning, it could be vulnerable to a bad leak.
If your water tastes metallic, your water lines may be rusted. If both hot and cold water is rusty, the corrosion is probably somewhere in your water pipes.