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What’s Wrong with Your Water Heater?

Oh boy, this is a tough one. Very few feelings in the world feel worse than being forced to take a cold shower on a winter’s day. While cold showers might be refreshing and somewhat healthy in the summer, they’re absolutely brutal in the winter. To many homeowners, avoiding the need to use cold water during this time of year is priority number one.

So, when you find yourself in the position where your water heater’s ability to keep you comfortable is dwindling, what do you do? How can you expect to solve this problem if you don’t exactly know what the problem is?

Well, you’ve got eyes and ears, so that’s a start. You can be vigilant and check around the system to try and put the puzzle pieces together. Or, you can call our team to have a licensed professional address the issue so you don’t have to worry about it. Seriously, it’s time to call the pros who are dedicated to water heaters in Bloomington?

What Does It Look Like?

When you picture your water heater issues in your head, what do they look like? Is there a puddle on the ground next to your system, signifying a leak? Or perhaps you see rust-colored water, or some other kind of discoloration when you turn on the faucets in your home? These visual cues can help a professional get to the bottom of your water heater issue, because they signify different kinds of problems. A puddle under your water heater represents a leak, while discolored water represents a sediment issue or corrosion. Either way, our team can help you.

What Does It Sound Like?

When you listen to your water heater, or the hot water pipes in your home, what do you hear? Normal plumbing systems sound quiet to the point where it’s hard to tell there’s anything wrong. If you’re suffering from a pipe leak, a leaking water heater, or some other kind of issue, you might hear the dripping noise of water through the walls. This could be a great time to call for a professional since a lack of hot water mixed with the sound of a hidden water leak could be all the information you need that there’s a serious problem.

What Does It Feel Like?

How does your water feel? If it’s cold, then you absolutely need help with your water heater. If the quality of your water makes it hard to wash dishes or irritates your skin and hair no matter what kind of shampoo and soap you use, then there could be a problem with minerals in your water. You might be in need of water treatment solutions that can help curb the corrosion of your water heater.

Get The Help of a Pro

Basically, all of these problems might be noticeable as a homeowner, but they’re going to require a professional’s handiwork if you ever want them to be properly fixed. Only a licensed professional, preferably one from our team, can get to the bottom of this issue quickly and affordably.

Call Pipeworks Inc. today. We have all the tools necessary to get to the bottom of your water heater woes!

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