When your water heater starts acting up—whether it’s not staying lit, leaking, or otherwise malfunctioning—it’s essential to act fast. In Amherst, our skilled plumbing professionals are prepared to diagnose the issue with your hot water heater. They’ll determine whether a full hot water tank replacement is needed or if simple repairs can resolve the problem. With extensive experience in water heater replacement and repair, our Amherst team delivers speedy service for all major brands. Count on The Plumber for an honest evaluation of your hot water tank and a thorough discussion of your available options.
How do you know if it’s time to get a professional opinion of your hot water heater’s condition?
Lack of hot water or water gets cold quickly. If you’re not getting any hot water or if you run out of hot water quickly, it’s time to look at a repair, replacement, or upgrading to a larger water heater.
Rattling or loud noises coming from heater. Banging, clattering, clanging, or rumbling noises aren’t normal and should be investigated quickly as a sign that your hot water tank is getting ready to fail.
Water leaks. Small drips or puddles around your water heater are signs that your tank could have pressure fractures. These worsen over time and can lead to failure and catastrophic flooding.
Tank has visible rust on or near it. Rust is common in damp areas, but it’s also a sign of age. Corrosion on your tank weakens it, and pressure from your plumbing system can cause a failure.
If you see signs like this on your Lewiston hot water tank, it’s important to have it evaluated as quickly as possible to avoid more serious problems. A full inspection of your hot water heater can be the difference between a quick fix and a long, drawn-out process involving flood remediation. If you’re ready to have a professional take a look at your hot water heater and provide you with a thorough review of your options, contact the friendly team at The Plumber, Heating & Cooling at (716) 883-7473.