Why isn't the water in my home warming up?
There are different signs that you will need to look for to determine if your water heater needs maintenance. Many individuals may think they just need to buy a new water heater, when really all they needed was a professional to replace a few parts. Any time you can have repairs done to your water heater, instead of buying a brand new one, you are going to save a lot of money and time. Repairs are a lot cheaper than getting a new water heater.
If you water comes out a brownish color consistently, it is a sign that the bottom of your tank is dirty from buildup. This can be cleaned out by professionals and doesn't take a lot of time. The buildup will take place after several years of using the water heater. Professionals will be able to drain the water heater and flush it out, until the water is no longer brown. They will clean the bottom of the tank and all the lines. This way the water will come out fresh again.
Another sign that the water heater needs maintenance, is when it doesn't have hot water or runs out of hot water quickly. This means that certain elements need to be replaced. When the bottom element isn't working the hot water will run out fast. Then you will find yourself waiting a period of time before it is hot again. If the top element isn't working, then your water is going to stay lukewarm at all times. If you don't have a professional come and replace these elements, you will actually cause more damage to your water heater. This will then end up costing you more money.
If you notice any of these signs, you will need to get maintenance done to your water heater. It is best to have routine maintenance done, when possible, to ensure these matters never take place. Professionals will always be able to assist you with getting your water heater in perfect working conditions. This way you don't have to waste money on a new one every time a problem persists.
Is the water heater in your Berkeley home acting up? Call us at 510-843-6904 and schedule a service call today!