Everyone loves a cold shower to start their morning, right? Or dirty dishes because you can only use cold water to wash them? How about gallons of water spewing onto your floor? Just kidding — no one likes any of that stuff. But that’s all possible if your water heater stops working. Protect yourself from mayhem by recognizing these signs that your water heater is failing.
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It’s older than it should be.
If your water heating is older than 15 years, it’s a wonder it’s still holding out. Most units only last 10-15 years — after that you’re risking your tank failing on you.
Your water is a rusty color.
If you turn on your faucet and get water than is a rusty color, a) gross, and b) your water heater is failing.
Your water is muddy.
In the same regard, if you’re getting muddy or sandy water, there is probably too much sediment in your tank — a sure sign your unit is on its way out.
You’re only getting warm water.
If your unit is set between 120 and 140 degrees, but you’re only getting lukewarm water, your heating element is probably failing.
You don’t get hot water at all.
If you find yourself cranking your shower knob up to what should get you scolding hot water, but you’re still only getting cold water, sorry to say it, but your water heater is failing.
Your repairs are adding up.
Are you and your repairman on a texting basis because he’s over fixing your water heater so often? When you’re getting repairs done that often, it’s better to cut your losses and accept that your water heater is failing and you need a new one
Your tank is leaking.
When are leaks ever good? Answer: never. Even a small and slow leak can result in your water heater spilling gallons upon gallons of water into your home. Talk about a mess.
If your water heater is failing, don’t wait for it to die completely — contact Ace Solves It All. You can turn to us for all aspect of repair, water heater maintenance, new water heater installations, and replacements. For more information or to schedule a service, call us at (407) 850-4900.