The existence of the boiler in our lives is vital. We take its operation for granted until the fault that will cause its abnormal function appears. For example, the pleasure you get from a hot bath after work is undeniable. So what happens when you come home tired, and a faulty water heater is a little surprise that awaits you? Unfortunately, it may be too late to “save” your boiler.
In this case, you should seek the help of a professional immediately to prevent extensive disaster. The damage that can result from such damage is substantial and extremely costly. Before you get to the point where you need to change the entire floor and remove moisture from the wall, some signs may warn you that it may be time to replace your old water heater.
1 The water is not hot enough.
If the water does not heat up enough while you wait, then something is probably wrong. Also, if you notice sudden changes in water temperature, it is a sign that the water heater is not working properly without you having done anything. Coldwater is said to be beneficial for the skin, but there is no reason to try it in the heart of winter. On the other hand, the problem may be small and due to the thermostat or the electrical connections – one of the many factors that you have to consider when installing a water heater.
2 You hear strange noises
Does your boiler make a fuss when the water heats up? Does it sound like it’s making you hot, delicious popcorn? Just kidding. Most likely, these noises mean significant damage inside the boiler. Probably, this damage to the water heater should be addressed immediately with professional help. If you discern it in time, you can repair it before it punctures and it needs a complete replacement.
3 The water is dirty
Do you turn on the hot water in your shower, and it either smells or comes out pieces of rust? This is an indication that your water heater needs cleaning. Over time, salts and sludge accumulate inside the boiler, with the above result. However, annual maintenance on your water heater can prevent further damage and prevent its total damage. And if you think about the extra money you will give for its maintenance, do not forget, after all, that the money you would have to give later to repair it will be much more. Don’t learn safety by accident.
4 There is a water leak
If a small pond has appeared around your water heater, things are not very good. It is important to understand where the leak is coming from. If it is from a gasket or valve, the problem is probably easily corrected. On the contrary, if the water heater is punctured, its replacement is one way. It is good to check your boiler regularly. Usually, because the installation is at a point where we do not have direct visual contact, we detect the leak when it is too late.
In brief, it is important not to ignore the above four signs if you want to avoid the unnecessary costs of replacing a boiler. An experienced and specialized professional plumber from the company Bollano Plumbers can immediately diagnose your water heater’s problem and suggest you the best and most economical solution.