What Are the Signs of a Water Heater Going Bad?

By Hi Tech Plumbing And Air

Water heaters are a lifesaver, especially during those cold winter days. That’s why if you don’t want to experience an even more frigid winter, it’s best to learn the signs of a failing water heater. If your water heater has one or more of these signs, you might want to get it checked right away.


Water Leaking 

One of the most common signs that your water heater is failing or damaged is leaking. While a loose valve or connection might cause the problem, there’s still a big possibility that your tank and pipes are already failing. Having a technician perform a checkup can help identify the real problem.

Making Unusual or Strange Sounds 

Any unusual or strange loud noise coming from your water heater is never a good sign. The noises coming from your tank could indicate pressure build-up, overheating, or a damaged interior. You’ll need to stop using it and get it checked immediately.

Hot Water Shortage 

A water heater that’s not heating water is a clear symptom of your water heater going bad. If you notice that your unit is not producing enough hot water, then you might want to get it checked. When it takes a long time to warm up and heat the water, your unit might have an electrical or tank problem.

Having Discolored Water  

Discolored water such as muddy, rusty, and murky may be a sign that your tank is getting rusty. Old water heaters generally have this problem because of years of sediment build-up inside of their tank. It can also be caused by a damaged anode rod which removes and cleans the water in the tank.

Do You Have More Questions About Water Heaters?

If you have more questions about water heaters, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. Here at Hi-Tech Plumbing & Air, Inc., we can answer all your home care and maintenance-related questions. Give us a call today!