How to tell if You Need Hot Water Heater Repair

Ahh, warm water. We use it for so many daily tasks; baths and showers, dishes, washing clothes, and more. So when the water heater fails, well, it can be hard to get your chores done. Water heaters are either gas or electric-powered, which makes them dangerous to work on without proper training. If you believe your hot water heater needs repair or if you may need a new water heater installed call a professional plumber to get the job done safely. Remember these signs of water heater problems and if you experience any, call a local plumber right away before the issue gets worse.

Temperature Problems

If your water heater has trouble getting the water to warm up in a reasonable amount of time or if it only produces water on a schedule that doesn't fit yours it is time for water heater repair. It should be able to regularly warm water up to temperatures between 120 and 140 degrees F. Call a plumber before you lose hot water completely.

Noisy Water Heater

Does your water heater seem to talk back when you ask it to warm up the water? If your water heater bangs and clunks there is a good chance it is going to need to be replaced. The noise is caused by the heating element inside the water heater burning off sediment buildup that can result in the failure of the unit.

Water Heater Leak

One of the most obvious signs it is time for hot water heater replacement or repair is if you find an actual water leak. Leaks will be very noticeable, as standing water will appear near your hot water heater. Water heaters that rupture generally can't be fixed, meaning they will need to be replaced.

If your water heater is giving you trouble don't delay contacting a plumber to have it serviced. For expert hot water heater repair in Kingwood, Tx or the surrounding areas reach out to GAP Plumbing Inc. We can service your old hot water heater or install a new one. Perhaps you're interested in a tankless water heater? Give us a call at (281) 645-5406 to learn more or to schedule service with a professional plumber in Kingwood.