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Signs Your Water Heater Needs Maintenance

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The water heater is an essential part of any home or apartment. It uses an energy source to heat water above its initial temperature. Water heaters are the reason why we can enjoy warm showers and warm water in our faucets. Unfortunately, there are times when water heaters begin to work improperly and need maintenance. Here are the signs to look for when your water heater needs maintenance.

One common sign is rusty or cloudy water coming out of your faucets when the hot water in on. This may occur as a result of sediment build up on the base of the tank. This problem is common in water heaters that have been used for several years. If this occurs, a plumber should be hired to clean the bottom of the tank.

Another sign that your water heater needs maintenance is noticing your water is not heating up as much as usual. This means that the top portion of your tank has to be replaced. This is a simple repair that only requires a replacement part and a professional plumber.

An increase in the amount of time it takes for water to heat up is also a major sign that your hot water heater needs maintenance. If this is a problem that persists, it is best to have it addressed by a professional. There could be many causes to this issue including an undersized water heater, broken or damaged dip tube, gas supply problems or faulty plumbing installation.

Overall, there are several signs that your water heater needs maintenance. These include, rusty or cloudy water, low heating temperature and slow heating time. Luckily, all of these problems can be repaired. In order to avoid these common signs and keep your water heater in good condition for years to come, routine maintenance is key. It is much easier and more affordable to address a small problem than a big one.

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