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Top 5 Signs That You May Need Water Heater Repair


For well over 25 years, the team at Priority Plumbing service has been helping the homeowners of Long Island maintain proper plumbing systems. The plumbing system in your home is one of the most important aspects of keeping your home functional, safe, and warm. Throughout the course of a plumbing system’s life, there are bound to be issues that arise. That’s why the team at Priority Plumbing and Heating are here for you to ensure that everything keeps “flowing” properly. One of the most common jobs we encounter is water heater repair. Having a properly functioning water heater is essential to not only your quality of life, but your safety and well-being as well. It is often difficult to tell when your hot water heater is in need of some maintenance. Sure, the tell-tale sign is certainly getting only cold water running from your faucet. But there are several key indicators that you can look out for to know that your hot water heater needs some servicing. Read on for some of the top clues that will let you know you might need to call us to service your hot water heater.


  1. The Temperature of The Water Runs Hot and Cold


As we said earlier, getting nothing but cold water from your faucet is a major indication that your water heater needs to be serviced. But, if the temperature of your water fluctuates, that could be just as bad. If the water from your faucets run warm, then cold, it could mean that mineral deposits have built up around the heating elements of your water heater. This could mean that you are in need of some routine maintenance, or a brand-new water heater altogether.

  1. The Pressure of Your Water Isn’t What It Used to Be


Have you ever taken a shower and noticed that something isn’t quite right with the pressure flow of the water? This can be a slight inconvenience to your day, but be really bad news for your water heater’s pipes. Mineral deposits do more damage to your water heater than just providing some fluctuating temperatures. If minerals have been building up around your water heater’s pipes, they could be getting blocked. Over time, this will drastically reduce the pressure of your water in your showers and faucets. If your water heater’s pipes are blocked with mineral deposits, you can call Priority Plumbing and Heating for a quick, easy, cleaning procedure.

  1. You Notice Leaks Around Your Water Heater

This may seem like an obvious clue that your water heater needs some maintenance. But it may not be that easy to notice if you aren’t inspecting your water heater regularly. Not many homeowners think to check out their water heater on a regular basis. Most don’t take action until there is an actual problem with the water. Checking your water heater for leaks is a great way to avoid costly repairs. If you notice pools of water around the bottom of your water heater, call Priority Plumbing and Heating right away. We will come and inspect your water heater, and provide the necessary repairs. We will also be happy to give you some tips on how and when to make sure this doesn’t happen again!

  1. Poor Tasting Water or Floating Debris


Have you ever poured yourself a glass of water from your faucet and noticed a metallic taste? What about small pieces of debris floating around? These are top indicators of water corrosion in your pipes. If you notice a rusty taste, or a discoloration to your water, it is probably time to get your water heater pipes inspected.


Another indication of your pipes being corroded is also cloudy water, or water that has a strange odor. This could mean that mineral deposits are building up in your water heater as well. This could lead to the aforementioned corrosion of your pipes.


If you are noticing either of these issues with your water, you need to call Priority Plumbing and Heating right away! We will need to come to your home and arrest the corrosion before it further damages your hot water tank, or causes it to break down completely.

  1. Strange Noises Coming From the Water Heater


All appliances tend to make some noise now and again. But when it comes to your water heater, certain noises could mean big trouble. If you hear any loud popping, banging, or cracking sounds, you should call Priority Plumbing and Heating right away. These sounds could mean that those pesky mineral deposits are up to no good. When mineral deposits build up, the can cause so much damage. One of the largest problems is that your water heater could be overheating. All that it might take to fix this problem is a thorough cleaning of your water heater. Flushing it out properly could make the difference and keep your appliance running properly.


If you have noticed any of the above indicators, call the team at Priority Plumbing and Heating right away! We will do a thorough inspection of your water heater, and make sure that it can keep running for years to come! Remember, we have been in this business for over 25 years, and the quality of your water and plumbing are our top priority! Call us today to schedule a water heater inspection.