Waking up each morning and having a hot shower is a luxury that most of us enjoy. However, when your water heater needs a repair, it can throw off that delightful morning routine. We want to help you recognize the signs of a fault water heater, so you can deal with it quickly and before it turns into a costly repair. A leaky water heater is one of the most common signs that your water heater needs a repair. Here are some of the ways to know if you have a leaky water heater.
- Pooling water around the tank – This is perhaps the most obvious sign that you have a leaky water heater. If there is a leak, often water will puddle or pool around the base of tank, alerting you that there is a problem. This pool of water can lead to water damage, so it is important to inspect your tank. Visually inspecting your tank once a week will tell you if there’s a problem.
- Inconsistent temperature and pressure – If you are experiencing low water pressure or uneven water temperatures, this could be an indicator that there is something wrong with your water heater. A leaky water heater will not be able to produce the normal water pressure you are used to, so make sure to call a professional right away if you experience this.
- Lack of hot water – On a normal day, it may take a while for the hot water to run out in your house; however, if your water heater is leaking, you may run out of hot water quickly.
If you suspect your water heater is leaking, don’t hesitate to call us.