Common Symptoms of Water Heater Trouble

Common Symptoms of Water Heater Trouble

Modern water heaters were invented in 1889, and have evolved to provide us with a domestic luxury. It's easy to forget just how much comfort your water heater provides---until there are problems with it. A faulty water heater can create major inconveniences in your home. Showers turning chilly and dishwater becoming cold are two of the big problems wrought by a failing water heater. Here are five signs of water heater trouble.


If the metal on the tank has rusted through, then it's likely time to replace your water heater. Rust is also a concern when it sets in on the burner components. And there's reason to suspect corrosion if rust-colored water is coming out of your faucet.

Murky Water

With an old, dilapidated water heater, metal is liable to start flaking off and settling in the tank. This can lead to you filling up your glass with murky water. A draining and flushing of the water heater can sometimes remedy this problem.

Moisture Buildup

Your water heater is probably leaking if you can see that water is accumulating around it. Even a very small leak should be addressed quickly because it could lead to costly water damage in its vicinity.

Irregular Heating

A water heater that doesn't provide consistently warm water should be inspected by an experienced plumber. A quick diagnosis and thorough repair will quickly return warm water to your household.

Old Age

Conventional water heaters should work effectively for 10 to 15 years. If yours is around this age, you'll want to start considering your replacement. For an endless supply of warm water and a longer lifespan, it's worth considering a tankless water heater.

If you need water heater repair, be sure to get in touch with a reputable company. For 24/7 water heater repair in Tampa, Temple Terrace, Brandon, Westchase, Keystone, and Oldsmar, FL, contact the experts at The Clean Plumbers at (813) 993-4867. Feel free to call The Clean Plumbers for any of your residential or commercial plumbing needs. For 24/7 emergency plumbing in Tampa, don't hesitate to call The Clean Plumbers!

The Clean Plumbers Blog
Posted: January 31, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ

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