Signs That Your Hot Water Tank Needs To Be Checked Out By A Professional
If you want to make sure that you are not going to find yourself showering in ice cold water in the near future, you will want to know of the signs that may indicate the need to have your hot water tank examined by a professional.
The Tank Is Making A Clicking Noise
Your hot water tank should not make a lot of noise. Therefore, if you are starting to notice a clicking noise starting to come from the hot water tank, you are going to want to call in a professional plumber. There could be an issue starting to develop with the heating element. If you can get this problem resolved before it completely stops working, you will not have to worry about going without any hot water in the house.
The Water Has A Brown Tint To It
If you have noticed that the water coming through your faucets has a brown tint to it, you may have an issue with your hot water tank. You could check with your neighbors to see if they are also experiencing discolored water, because more than just your house will be affected if the main water lines are being worked on somewhere. However, if it does appear to be an issue with just your house, you will need to have a plumber inspect the issue for you. Most likely, rust has developed on the inside of your hot water tank. As the water passes over the rust, bits of it can break off and discolor the water. This is not water that you want to drink or cook with so it is important to make sure that you are taking care of this right away.
The Pressure Release Valve Has Rust On It
Even though this is rust on the outside of the hot water tank, it is still important to have the issue tended to right away. If there is rust around the pressure release valve, the valve may no longer work properly. This puts you in danger if the hot water tank has an issue and needs to release pressure through that valve, but is unable to. You will need to have a skilled plumber replace that valve as soon as possible.
With those three signs of hot water tank trouble in mind, you will know when it is time to contact a reputable plumber (like Stephens Plumbing And Heating Inc) in your local area.