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3 Signs That Your Water Heater Is in Trouble

It is an unfortunate truth that homeowners know all too well that their appliances can never really be said to be 100% reliable. When problems strike with as vital an appliance as the water heater in one’s home, the repercussions and consequences for your overall comfort and convenience can be severe. The good news is that our technicians are never more than a phone call away, and that we can handle any and all water heater repairs in Everett, WA. Before we can do so, though, you must make the call, and you want to do that before your system breaks down entirely. That is why you should keep these warning signs in mind. 

Signs of Rust

You may think that seeing rust on metal in the vicinity of water is normal, but keep in mind the fact that your water heater should be capable of containing all of the water that it heats. If you see signs of rust or corrosion on any piping or on the tank of your water heater, you may well have a leak. We can likely repair your leaking pipes, but a leak in a hot water storage tank will likely mean that a tank replacement is necessary.

Loud, Unfamiliar Sounds

Is your water heater making a low rumbling sound as it operates? This could be the result of hardened sediment at the bottom of the tank. This in and of itself does no indicate that you need water heater repairs. However, the resulting inefficiency of the heating process due to that layer of hardened sediment can in fact put so much strain on the system that wear and tear is increased, and the metal of the tank may become brittle due to the extra heating exertion. This can lead to leaks.

Pilot Won’t Stay Lit

If you use a gas water heater with a standing pilot light, and that pilot flame keeps going out, you may need to have your water heater repaired. Sure, it is possible that a draft keeps blowing your light out. However, you may also have a failing thermocouple, which can stem the flow of gas to the system as it malfunctions.

Whatever water heater repairs you need, G & S Heating Cooling & Electric will do the job right.

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