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4 Signs of Water Heater Damage

4 Signs of Water Heater Damage

How’s your water heater doing? While you may not be asking yourself this question several times a day, you should have knowledge of your water heater’s condition. Letting water heater damage go under your radar can lead to irreversible harm and costly repairs. Instead, follow our guide from the experts at Iceberg Heating & Cooling.

For Monroe homeowners, here are 4 signs of water heater damage.

Discolored Water from Fixtures

Does your water appear to have any brown or rust color? Multiple causes can contribute to discolored water, one of which being your water heater. When a water heater begins to corrode or rust, their chemicals can infest the surrounding water. Additionally, sediment and other particles can also contaminate your water, leading to a murky or brown color.

Discolored water may only last for a few minutes – or even seconds when turning on a faucet. However, this does not ensure the problem has gone away. Although the water may have flushed out the pollution, the sources of the contaminants may still be present, which can recontaminate the water.

Unusual Noises from Water Heater

When using hot water, do you happen to notice any strange sounds coming from your water heater? Although the type of sound may vary, often the noise resembles popping, chugging, or even clanking of metal.

Causes of noise from your water heater can range from small to severe. Open valves, loose connections, or lack of flushing are all minor causes which can be easily remediated. However, issues such as a faulty heating element and uneven water pressure are more major.

In most cases, noises from your water heater indicate contacting a professional.

Water Heater Leakage

While a few drips from your water heater may seem like a nuisance at first, the issue can become detrimental. Check your water heater for any dripping or nearby puddles of water. Do not let water linger, as this can damage flooring, walls, or other parts of your home. Clean up any water and contact a professional immediately.

Your water heater can leak for a variety of reasons. One may be the drain valve, which is a simple, inexpensive fix. However, if the leak is coming from the tank itself, you may have to schedule a replacement.

Water Heater Produces Cold Water

When your faucets and showerheads are not producing any hot water, the cause becomes self-evident. Malfunctioning water heaters may not be able to produce hot water, even after several minutes of running the faucet.

Be sure to first check if too many water fixtures are straining the water heater. Simultaneously running a shower, washer, and dishwasher can be too much for your water heater, leading to cold water. Try only running one faucet to see if hot water is being produced.

Causes of cold water from your water heater can be a faulty heating element, damaged tubing, or bad energy supply. All of which require a professional assessment.

If your water heater is experiencing any of these signs, contact Iceberg Heating & Cooling today. Our water heater services will fully assess the best options for your water heater. Give us a call at (734) 375-1119 to meet with Monroe’s leading service technicians.

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