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5 Signs Your Water Heater Needs to be Repaired

5 Signs Your Water Heater Needs to be Repaired

Oftentimes, your water heater will emit “clues” that something isn’t quite right.

Whether you notice a leak, discolored water, or water that is suddenly too hot or only cold, our qualified team of technicians have the ideal skills and talent to get things back to normal quickly.

We have been successfully serving local Los Angeles residents for over 15 years and take pride in carefully and efficiently assessing and repairing even the most challenging water heater repairs. We have seen it all—and repaired it all!

If your water heater needs to be repaired, procrastination is your worst enemy. If you’re on the fence about calling a professional, here are a few signs it’s time to take action.

Does My Water Heater Need Repaired?

While some water heater issues may seem to appear out of nowhere, others can happen over time. Here are a few things to pay attention to that could indicate it’s time to speak with a professional or investigate replacing the entire unit.

Uh, Oh! No Hot Water?

Cold showers aren’t exactly ideal. So, if you hop into the shower and your water is ice cold and not warming up after you let it run a bit, the water heater is asking for help. A professional plumber can come in, inspect the water heater, and let you know what the problem is.

Water Too Hot?

Scalding water is not only uncomfortable but dangerous. Having a water heater that only emits burning hot water can lead to rashes or even burns. This can usually be attributed to a faulty thermostat, blocked pressure valve, or a large buildup of mineral deposit. Either way, it’s best to call a certified plumber who can make the proper adjustments to ensure the temperature is properly set so you and your family can shower safely.

Leaking Or Pooling Water

A big sign your water heater needs to be repaired is leaking or pooling water. Usually, water will collect or pool around the bottom or beneath the water heater. Pooling or leaking water is a good reason to immediately call the plumber. Any sort of water leak needs immediate attention.

Rust Colored or Bad Smelling Water

It’s incredibly concerning when you’re washing dishes or taking a shower and suddenly, the water goes from clear to a red or rust color. This is a telltale sign your water heater needs to be repaired or replaced.

Hard water is a problem for Southern California homeowners. Over time, hard water will leave mineral deposits in your water heater’s tank. Sometimes, the minerals build up so much that they can change the color of your water.

Noisy Water Tank

Grumble, rumble—bang! Does it seem like your water heater is trying to communicate with you?

No water heater should make noises resembling grumbling, rumbling, or even banging. The unit itself should only make the typical light operational noises (think a light hum) and should never equate to any other noise that draws unwarranted attention.

These types of noises may indicate that there is an internal issue that needs to be assessed. It’s not safe for the layperson to open a water heater and look inside. Therefore, we almost always recommend calling a professional.

Our Team

Our team of plumbers are professionally trained, qualified, and certified in water heater services. Each team member proudly exudes a strong work ethic and integrity alongside the professional skills to provide quality repairs on any make or model water heater you have. The reputation of our business speaks for itself, and we proudly gain continued industry accolades including:

  • ACCA membership
  • Angie’s List Super Service Award
  • Angie’s List Gold Award
  • BBB accredited business

Reliable Help, Quality Work

JW Plumbing, Heating and Air delivers high-quality water heater repair and services to customers in Los Angeles, CA. Since 2006, we have provided cutting-edge repair techniques, timely services, and ultimate professionalism in our work.

If you experience any of the issues mentioned above, please contact us at JW Plumbing, Heating and Air, we do our best to always provide the most cost-effective repair—and work to catch an issue prior to it turning into something bigger, when possible.

Our goal is to get every single repair done expeditiously and thoroughly. While we do work quickly, quality is never sacrificed. Our team is detail-oriented and works to provide the type of repairs that will leave your water heater in shape and ready to run for long-term functioning, leaving you worry-free!