Do I Need My Water Heater Serviced?

October 9, 2017 Published by Leave your thoughts

Many people would agree that taking a hot, steamy shower is an ideal way to start off the day. This is especially true if it’s a chilly morning outside! Unfortunately, for people across the country with failing water heaters, taking a nice hot shower just isn’t a possibility. You can avoid becoming one of these disappointed individuals by taking note of signs that your water heater is about to fail. Look out for the following signs that it’s time to give Orchard Plumbing a call for water heater service in Las Vegas, NV:

  • Your water is cold, or not as hot as it should be: Your water storage tank can only hold so much hot water at a time, and when it’s gone, it takes a while to fill up again. So, if you’re the last in line to take a shower in the morning, you may find that your water is never as warm as you’d like it to be. If that’s the case, then there’s no reason to give us a call. However, if you were the first in line for a shower and you don’t have hot water, you have an issue on your hands! Over time, mineral buildup in the water heater prevents the burner from sufficiently warming the water. When the buildup gets too excessive, the water won’t get warm at all. You can prevent this by giving us a call for annual tank flushing.
  • Your water takes longer to warm up: Every shower takes a little while to get hot in the morning. Depending on the age of your water heater, it may even take a few minutes. But if you’re noticing that the water is taking longer than usual to get to your preferred temperature, it may be a good idea to pick up the phone and give us a call. One of our professionals can inspect your tank to see if there’s any fixable issue. If nothing is noticeably wrong with the water heater, and it’s just old, we can replace it with a brand new one.
  • Smelly or cloudy water: The minerals that build up in your water heater travel through the water. Once the mineral levels are high enough, the water will begin to turn cloudy and may have a metallic or rusty odor. If you notice this, give us a call and let one of our professionals flush out your water tank. We can get your water looking and smelling back to normal in no time.
  • Your water heater is leaking: If you go down to the basement (or wherever your water heater is located) and notice a puddle around your water heater tank, give us a call immediately! A leaking tank needs to be replaced as soon as possible, or you run the risk of having a flood in your home.

If you’ve noticed any of these signs, it’s time to call Orchard Plumbing for water heater service in Las Vegas, NV. One of our technicians can be on the scene right away to do a full inspection to determine whether you need your water heater repaired, or if the unit needs to be fully replaced.

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