A water heater is an appliance that’s easy to forget about—until you’re taking cold showers. And by then, it’s too late for preventive maintenance. That’s why it’s important to call in your local ARS/Rescue Rooter plumber when your water heater shows signs of trouble. We’ll address the issue with a prompt, thorough repair backed by our Exceptional Service Guarantee.
Is It Time for a Water Heater Repair
If you’re noticing your hot water isn’t as hot as you’d like it to be or notice discolored water from the hot water tap, it might be time to get your hot water heater checked out. Over time, water heaters often suffer from sediment build-up that can damage the tank. To remove these sediments, it may be necessary to drain and flush your tank. Some DIYers can do this themselves, but we recommend that a professional perform this task to avoid any potential issues.
If you spot metal or rust in your tank’s water, call ARS/Rescue Rooter immediately. These particles may indicate the anode rod needs to be replaced. The anode rod’s purpose is to be sacrificial by design to attract corrosive chemicals in the water and keep them from rusting the tank liner.
If the water heater liner corrodes, the unit can start leaking—and if the drain pan under the water heater is old or incorrectly installed, you may end up with water damage to your floors, ceilings or wall, depending on the location of your appliance.
Caution: Be sure to turn off the power at your circuit breaker or shut off the gas before doing any kind of water heater inspection.
Your local ARS/Rescue Rooter plumbers provide water heater repair and replacement services, including the latest high-efficiency and tankless models. Give us a call at 512-345-4050 to find out how we can help.