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.

Strange Sounds 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.

Strange Taste 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.