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5 Telltale Signs Your Water Heater Is Failing

There are some telltale signs of impending failure with your water heater that when recognized early enough can save you significant money and time. At Shadrach Plumbing & Cooling in Fountain Hills, AZ, we can help you fix these issues with a water heater replacement.

1. Insufficient Hot Water or Inconsistent Temperatures

These issues often point to an underlying problem with the thermostat. It may just be that your temperature is not set correctly. The general professional recommendation is 120 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. However, if this problem has manifested suddenly, then it is more likely that the thermostat is going bad or that there may be issues with the electrical connections to it.

2. Dripping or Pooling Water

Severe leaks are obvious and demand immediate attention. But small leaks do as well. Even a light drip or a small pool of water can indicate major internal failure, and if you leave the problem unattended, the leak will eventually become more substantial and could result in serious water damage.

3. Reduced Water Flow

Reduced water flow occurs because something is restricting the water. This buildup of pressure is often due to an accumulation of scale from hard water or sediment. You definitely do not want to ignore this problem as it will worsen, but the good news is that regular maintenance can correct the issue.

4. Discolored or Smelly Hot Water Supply

If you are experiencing smells and discoloration with both your cold and hot water supply, then this indicates a problem with the water source itself. But if the problem is limited to your hot water, then you may have rust inside the tank or bacteria due to a failed anode rod.

5. Strange Noises

A water heater that is running well and efficiently will generally be quiet. Bangs, pops, cracks, whining, and so forth are all an indication that something is not right. This could be a sign that you are in need of a water heater replacement.

Your Water Heater Experts in Fountain Hills

Shadrach Plumbing & Cooling specializes in water heater maintenance, repair, and installation, and we provide these services throughout Fountain Hills, AZ, and the surrounding areas. If you have any questions about our services or would like to schedule an appointment, call us or contact us online.