On Water Heaters: Repair and Care

After a long day in the office, nothing appeals more to me than the thought of spending an hour or two at a spa.   But my lack of finances dictate otherwise, so what I do instead is take a hot shower when I get home from work.  That’s why the water heater has become an indispensable household fixture for me.  But as with any home appliance, even the water heater goes through wear and tear over time.  So, what are the telltale signs that a water heater needs to be repaired?

You know you’ll have to call a Spring plumber when you find that your heater does not make the water hot enough, or if you notice that your water is discolored.

You’ll definitely need the expertise of one of those plumbers in Spring, TX  if you start to detect any gas leaking from your heater.  This can be highly dangerous for your family.  Another sure sign of damage is when you see some form of condensation outside the tank, because this means that the self-containment feature of the tank has been compromised.

In order to keep your water heater running smoothly, you must give it regular flushing.  This gets rid of sediment-build up which can impede the flow of hot water.  You do this flushing by first turning off the gas or electric power of the heater.  Then, let the water cool.  Once the water cools, close the valve for incoming water.  Then attach a hose to the drain valve, and allow the water to run into a large bucket or just let it drain.

Just because you see the first sign of trouble with your water heater, doesn’t mean you have to replace it right away.  Most of these problems can be solved by taking the proper precautionary measures.