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How to Prevent Common Problems With Your Water Heater

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The water heater is an important appliance for your home, which is why it’s important to have it repaired right away when you notice any problems. Allstar Plumbing, top plumber in Westlake, LA, discusses the most common water heater problems that you can prevent.

Not Enough Hot Water

Perhaps the most common problem with a water heater is when it doesn’t produce enough hot water. This can easily happen when there are several people in your household using the water at the same time. Traditional heaters can get overloaded if you’re showering, someone else is washing the dishes, and another person is using hot water while doing laundry all at the same time. Consider upgrading to a tankless water heater to enjoy an unlimited amount of hot water.

Leaking Heater

Water heaters may leak on occasion, which can be a problem. This is especially dangerous if there are electrical components within proximity of the water leak. Contact your local plumbing company for immediate water heater repair in Westlake, LA. In the meantime, turn off the electricity and gas and check the tank to see if the problem is a mere loose screw.

Odd Sounds

If your water heater is making odd rumbling sounds, it usually means that there’s sediment buildup inside the tank. However, it can be dangerous if too much pressure is building within as it can cause the tank to explode. You simply need to drain the tank to clear the sediment out. If the cause of the sound is not sediment buildup, however. you would need a water heater replacement.

Rusty Water

Reddish water coming out of your pipes often means there’s rust inside your water heater’s tank. If you see reddish water coming only out of your hot water tap, the culprit is indeed the heater. An anode would be the specific culprit, but you may need repairs or a new water heater installation to fix the problem.

Low Water Pressure

If the water pressure is too low when you run your hot water, it may mean there’s sediment inside the tank. As part of your water heater maintenance, you should periodically drain and flush the tank. If you continue having issues, you may need a professional to come and inspect the pipes.

Allstar Plumbing can provide you with expert water heater and plumbing services when your home needs it. Contact us today.

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