A water heater can be the source of great pain in the home. People require hot water for showers, washing dishes, doing laundry, sanitizing, and more. It is important to note that when water heater troubles arise, it is best to have a professional examine it to determine whether or not it can be repaired or if it must be replaced. But what are the warning signs that a repair or replacement may be needed?
There are many signs you’ll recognize when your water heater needs repairs. If your water is not heating as quickly as usual or to the desired temperature, it may require repairs. If your water heater is making sizzling or hissing noises, or if the unit is not functioning properly and is still relatively new, call a professional to come and check it out. Be sure to keep track of and well document any and all repairs. If you have an older unit that needs repair after repair after repair, it could be time to replace your unit.
As with every appliance, eventually, it will be time to buy a new water heater. When your unit reaches a certain age or general wear and the tear causes your water heater to stop working, it may make more financial sense to install a replacement. Symptoms of your water heater falling apart will vary and could include rusty water, moisture forming on or around the tank, your water not reaching the desired temperature, and strange sounds, such as a sizzle, hiss, or a rumble.
Why Is My Water Heater Hissing?
There's a good chance your water heater will hiss occasionally as it refills after considerable use -- like running the dishwasher -- when cooler water flows into the tank and makes contact with the hot surfaces present. However, if you hear hissing randomly throughout the day, there's a chance you're dealing with a serious issue caused by:
- Sediment buildup
- A broken thermostat keeping the set temperature too high
- A leaking or fractured tank
When a water heater is not operating at full capacity or it is beginning to act strangely, call Pros 360 to examine the water heater for necessary repairs or replacements. Our professionals will be able to save property owners money and make life better for all residents!