Homeowners often don’t realize their water heater needs repair until the day they turn on the faucet and only cold water flows out of the tap. However, there are several signs that may indicate a problem before catastrophe strikes. Here are four signs that you should schedule water heater repair services.

  1. Fluctuating Water Temperature

While not having hot water at all is an obvious sign of water heater trouble, fluctuating water temperature may also indicate a problem. If you run your hand under hot water and its temperature seems to go up and down, the heating elements may need to be repaired or replaced.

  1. Low Hot Water Pressure

If you notice reduced water pressure while running hot water, but not when using cold water, mineral deposits may have built up, blocking pipes. Other problems associated with low hot water pressure include bent distribution lines and poor overall design.

  1. Leaks

Did you know that at least once a month, you should visually inspect your hot water heater? This often overlooked home maintenance task can help you discover a leak before it causes greater damage. Simply check the floor around your hot water heater for standing water, and inspect the pipes for leaks, rust or corrosion.

  1. Rust-Colored or Cloudy Water

If your water tastes metallic or has a rusty hue, there may be corrosion inside the water heater. Because pipes can also churn out rust-colored water, you’ll need to consult with a professional to determine the exact cause. Cloudy water, on the other hand, is usually the result of mineral deposits.

In the event that you encounter any of the above-mentioned issues, get in touch with Custom Aire to ask about our water heater repair and maintenance services and to schedule an appointment. We also provide 24/7 emergency water heater repairs for urgent situations.