Finding Plumbing Issues Early

How To Know If Your Hot Water Tank Needs Repairs

by Chris Bowman

If you are someone that likes knowing that there is always hot water in the house, you need to continue reading. In order to prevent any major amounts of time where you might be without hot water, you will need to know what to look and listen for when it comes to possible hot water tank problems.

New Noises

You might have become used to a small clicking sound when the hot water tank first kicks on to heat up a new batch of water that has filled the tank. However, anything much more than that needs to be noted and checked up on. There could be a problem with the thermostat, internal wiring, or piping. Should you hear anything strange coming from your hot water tank, you will need to call for a plumber.

Reset Button Keeps Popping

The reset button on the hot water tank is there as a safety precaution. It pops up when there is a problem with the tank. It could be that your tank is getting the water so hot that it is no longer safe. Then again, there could be a problem with the wiring that connects to your tank. Therefore, if the reset button is continuing to pop, you will want to have a skilled and licensed plumber take a look at it for you.

Your Water Is Murky

In many cases, the sudden onset of murky water may indicate that there is some construction on the water lines in the nearby area. You can quickly call your water company or town authority office to find out if that is the case. If it isn't, it could very well be a problem with your hot water tank. There could be a build-up of dirt, minerals, or rust that is causing your water to look and taste less than pleasant. Should you notice this, you will want to contact a plumber as soon as possible. After all, you may not want to drink, cook with, or shower with that water.

With these few signs in mind, you should be better able to make sure that you can spot hot water tank problems before they get out of control. The sooner you call a plumber, like those at The Unplugger of Wisconsin, the sooner he or she will be able to diagnose the problem and have it resolved for you so that you will not find yourself without any hot water in the house.