Problem with your Highland
Park water heater?
Don’t get caught in the cold! Learn how to spot the signs that a
hot water heater is about to fail. Some problems can be fixed by a
professional. Other issues indicate that the unit needs to be
replaced. If you’re experiencing any of the water heater failure
signs, contact a professional. Your plumber can repair or replace
your water heater before disaster strikes. This article will teach
you how to assess your equipment and respond accordingly.
The water is cold, rusty, and
Water discoloration is a sign
your water heater is underperforming. Water with a metallic odor or
rust-colored water can mean a couple of things. Either the anode rod
needs to be replaced or the tank is starting to rust, usually due to
corrosion in the unit. A corroded tank must be replaced immediately.
Water heaters usually last between 10 and 12 years. If yours is
older, it may be nearing the end of its life.
Your water heater is leaking
If your unit is leaking, it
needs to be replaced as soon as possible. Leaks are usually the
result of pressure buildup in the steel tank. This happens when the
temperature or water pressure is too high, or when the unit’s valve
is not functioning properly. Ignoring a leak can lead to a tank
explosion. Signs of a leak includes puddles or moisture around the
base of the unit or water corrosion on the side of the tank.
You hear knocking noises
Loud, knocking noises are an
indication of a buildup of mineral deposits, or sediment. that has
gathered in the tank. As sediment hardens, it can move around the
tank and cause knocking, gurgling, and rumbling sounds. To preserve
your equipment, and prevent deterioration, have it flushed on a
regular basis to remove any deposits from the unit’s heating
If you’re having problems with
your hot water heater Highland Park Il, then it’s time to call BMW
or visit us today. Our professionally trained technicians can
evaluate your situation and give you a number of options that best
suit your needs and budget.
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