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Water Heater Problems

Water heater problems can literally be nightmares unless treated in time. The importance of a water heater is often overlooked. But when it finally gives away and you are left with icy cold water in the taps for all your needs and chores – that is when you begin to understand how much you needed the water heater.

Now like every other appliance of your household, your water heater too will be facing occasional troubles and problems. Instead of getting caught by surprise by these problems, you can take necessary precautions in time if you are careful enough.

Early signs of water heater problems

- Fluctuation in the temperature of the water is a very prominent signal that things might be wrong in your heater. When you see that the heater is not heating the water as much as it should or is heating it too much, and if the problem persists for more than a couple of days, check whether the temperature regulator is set right. Also check the power source. If there are no external problems, it is time to call a plumbing technician to solve the problem.

- Check whether there is water on the external body of the heater or accumulated in the ground near the heater. If yes, then it means that your water heater is leaking substantially. This is not a problem you should leave for later, as it will affect the pressure and temperature of the heater, as well as cause water wastage and stagnation of water.

Noticing water heater problems

Water heaters do not usually go defunct one fine morning, unless there is some sort of an accident. There will be signs of water heater problems, and you will need to keep an eye at any possible glitch and call the plumber as soon as you notice something wrong.