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Water Heater Problems and Repairs

While it may take time to notice problems with appliances or other products around the house, a malfunctioning water heater is usually easy to spot right away. There may be water on the floor all around the water heater, or a normally warm shower is suddenly icy cold. Fortunately, since water heater problems are most likely easy to identify, they can be dealt with promptly by a good, professional plumbing company. Below are some common water heater issues and how they can be fixed:

  • Leaking tank. This is the big issue and the one that will catch your attention right away. What you may not realize is that a leaking water heater needs be turned off and drained before a repair (or replacement) can happen. It’s best to call in a professional as soon as you see water on the floor around the tank. Be sure to ask questions and find a plumber with water heater experience.
  • Hot water problems. If you notice a decrease in the heat of your hot water or a decrease in how long it stays hot, your water heater is likely in need of maintenance. Of course, if the water does not heat up at all, it’s definitely time to call plumber. Hot water problems usually indicate the top or bottom element needs to be replaced.
  • Rusty or discolored water.  ¬†Water with a brown or yellow color likely means that sediment is sitting at the bottom of your water heater and it just needs to be cleaned out by a professional.

Fortunately, Village Plumbing has years of water heater experience and is known as a premier and trusted Houston plumbing service. Contact us today for all of your plumbing needs.

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