A water heater failure is one of the larger problems homeowners are likely to face, and it can be expensive to clean up and fix after the fact. What many people don’t realize, though, is that there are some tell-tale signs that point toward the need for repairs. Homeowners who know what to look out for are better positioned to make repairs before they become emergencies. Knowing what to do and when can save you time and money.
Signs of Problems
There are a few signs that a water heater needs repair. A quick inspection when you tend to other basic utility maintenance tasks (such as changing your furnace filter) is all it takes to make sure your water heater is still working just fine. Here are the signs:
- Water around the water heater
- Rumbling, vibrating or other loud noises
- Rusty water
When you have water around the water heater, there’s a good chance that it will need to be replaced, but not always. Other issues are more likely to be able to be handled with service, but it is recommended that homeowners whose water heaters are over 10 years old consider a replacement as the best possible preventive measure.If you want more information about water heater repair and replacement in Gainesville, contact First Choice Plumbing Solutions LLC today.