3 Signs That Your Hot Water Heater Is Going Out | D & D Plumbing


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There are a few unmistakable signs that your hot water heater is going out and may soon need to be replaced. If your water heater is doing any of the following, give us a call so we can take a look, and possibly save you money! To avoid potential damage to your home, take a look at these 3 signs that your hot water heater is going out…

1. Crackling Noises

Crackling noises are another result of the mineral build up after years of use. When the water heats, it expands and collides with the minerals that have collected over the years. The sound that results from this resembles gravel rolling around. This will also make your water smell strange from the metal fatigue to your tank.


2. Water Leaking Around The Heater

This is one of the most obvious signs that your hot water heater is going out. Not only this, but it is one of the final signs you’ll see, so it’s imperative that you call us right away. A collection of water around the heater means the corrosion from inside the tank has managed to eat its way through the steel. This also means the current water heater is past repair and you may need a heater entirely.

3. Dirty/Rusty/Muddy-Looking Water

This could be a result of corrosion from within the tank or even a leak in the pipes. The high temperatures from your water heater accelerate the corrosive action of the minerals found in our water supply system and can produce rust. When it reaches the level that it starts coming out of the top of the tank, it is a definite sign that your hot water heater is going bad.

Call Us First!

Those are just 3 of the most common signs that your hot water heater is going out. If you notice that your shower is not as warm or much hotter than usual, this can also be an indication of a bad heater. At D&D, we want to give you peace of mind when it comes to your plumbing, heating and air conditioning needs. Call us first!