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5 Water Heater Failure Signs You're Probably Ignoring

When it comes to a water heater repair, it’s better to act sooner than later! Our JD Service Now team is here to TAKE GREAT CARE of you and your home. That’s why we want you to be aware of these FIVE water heater signs you may be ignoring that need to be acted on ASAP! Failure to do so could lead to ice-cold showers or a flooded basement floor. Continue reading to learn what they are!

Running Out Of Hot Water

This is the most common sign your hot water heater needs a repair or replacement. If it takes a long time for your water to heat up, or the water is lukewarm, it’s time to take action.

Strange Noises

Hearing unusual noises coming from your water heater? This is a very common sign that water heater failure is imminent. If your water heater is making popping, creaking, or rumbling noises, it’s time to call a professional.

Cloudy, Smelly Water

Cloudy water is the result of corrosion and mineral deposits. Whenever there’s evidence of corrosion, the danger of a damaging leak increases. If there’s a metallic smell or taste to the water, it’s a definite sign you will need to call a plumbing expert.

Leaking Tank

If there’s water around, or under, the water heater tank, do not ignore it! You should call an expert ASAP, as a replacement is more than likely needed. A small leak can turn into a flooded basement quickly!

Faulty Pressure Relief Valve

The pressure relief valve is a vital component of your water heater. It prevents a dangerous buildup of pressure inside the tank & when it’s not working properly it can cause the water heater to explode. Your valve should be tested by a trusted plumber once a year.

Some of these signs are more common knowledge to homeowners than others but you might unknowingly be ignoring them! We hope that by bringing these signs to your attention, you will be able to avoid a system breakdown & keep your water heater running RIGHT all year long! Give our team of experts a call today - (919) 230-8975.