As a homeowner, the last thing you want to come home to after a long day of work is the realization that something is going wrong, and more money might need to come out of your pocket. When it deals with water at home, the absolute last thing you need is damage AND replacement. So before this becomes a larger issue, take note of a few signs below that indicate a call to a local water heater technician is required.
Where there’s water, there’s issue. Water underneath your water heater may be pointing to a leak in the unit, or a blockage in some area surrounding the unit. There are a few diagnostic measures you can take, however if this is a new occurrence or there’s a lot of water, it might be good to not test it any further, and to just make a call. The last thing you need is more water where it doesn’t belong, which can lead to higher repair costs, and more headaches.
If you’re used to having hot water and all of a sudden you’re missing it, something is likely wrong with the unit tasked with providing it for you. First, check to see if someone took an oddly long shower, or they’ve used a ton of hot water in the past 15-30 minutes. If they haven’t, something might be wrong, and your hot water heater might be on the way out. In this instance, it’s important to make sure that you call someone quickly to recoup that luxury you were so used to.
Something as subtle as a squeaking or clanking sound can be enough to scare the average homeowner into thinking there’s something wrong. And while you’re not supposed to panic over the little things, it is important to at least try and diagnose the issue as you encounter it. Make sure you’re at least making a preemptive call and discussing what you’re experiencing -- a trusted tech can assure you if there’s cause for concern.
Payless Water Heaters has been servicing Southern California home and business owners for over 30 years, and have installed upwards of 100,000 individual units. We take pride in every facet of our work, and we’re willing to stand by our quality team, work, and products. To learn more about how we can help you with your next water heater service or installation, give us a call at 866.615.4008 or contact us here!