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Signs of Trouble with Your Water Heater

To say that we depend upon our water heaters a lot is to really undersell just how vital these appliances truly are to our day to day lives. Just think about how much hot water you use each and every day, and for how many different purposes. With that in mind, we think it should be pretty obvious that you must do what you can to keep any water heater problems at bay. There is no such thing as a 100% reliable water heater, of course. The key to minimizing the risk of serious damages to your system is to schedule any water heater repairs in Bloomington, IL at the very first sign of trouble.

Noisy Operation

As is the case with many appliance problems, unusual noises during the operation of your water heater may have a few underlying causes. Not all of them will necessarily be serious, but it is nonetheless important to have them diagnosed and resolved by trained professionals. You may simply have some sediment at the bottom of your tank that can be flushed out. However, it could also be a potentially serious issue with your fuel delivery system.

Signs of Rust/Corrosion

This one really shouldn’t come as a surprise, as most homeowners understand the correlation between water and oxygen exposure and rust/corrosion. Depending upon where the rust is, though, the problem could be very serious. In most cases, rusting or corroded pipes may be repaired or replaced. If your tank itself is rusting, though, a more serious overhaul of the system may be necessary.

Water Surrounding the System

If you notice any water surrounding your water heater, you need to dial our number right away. This could pose a danger to residents or pets in the household, if it is a hot water leak. You are also going to be paying for wasted energy and water. Any signs of leaks, no matter how “minor,” are cause for concern.

Contact Pipeworks Inc. for all of your water heater service needs.



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