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Signs of Water Heater Trouble

If you lack the necessary expertise, plumbing can seem like an impossible trade to master. With that said, if you’re a layman, it’s prudent to enlist the help of industry professionals when dealing with plumbing matters.

Water heaters can be particularly tricky, so if you think you’re in need of a water heater replacement, make Goodman Plumbing your first port of call. As a trusted Ambler plumber, we’re qualified to both detect and remedy water heater issues. Here are some telltale signs that your water heater is on the fritz.

1. No Hot Water
If your water heater is failing to produce hot water, it’s no doubt on its last legs. In some cases, this can mean nothing more than a faulty circuit breaker. However, in most instances, an insufficient supply of hot water is indicative of a malfunctioning water heater.

2. Odd Odors
Water heaters that release strange smells are rife with grit and flakes. These elements wreak havoc on water heaters, eventually rendering them useless. When you turn on your water heater, take note of any metallic smells. If you identify any unusual odors, your water heater is likely breaking down.

3. Ongoing Leaks
Leaks are the kiss of death for water heaters. If you notice water pooling around your unit, contact a plumber immediately. Though the leak may appear harmless, it can lead to serious flooding if you allow the problem to persist. To ensure that your tank doesn’t break, replace your water heater STAT.

4. Abnormal Noises
Noisy water heaters are weak water heaters. Don’t ignore any alarming sounds or loud cracks. Otherwise, you’re liable to wind up with a plumbing fiasco. If your water heater is emitting strange sounds, you can be sure that it’s nearing the end of its life.

5. Incessant Repairs
Water heaters don’t demand much maintenance. If you constantly have to call a plumber to take a look at your water heater, it’s time to bid it farewell. When complications continually arise, your water heater is begging to be replaced.

6. Old Age
If you can’t remember the last time you replaced your water heater, it’s probably because the system is over a decade old. The older your water heater is, the more vulnerable it becomes to decay.

Contact Goodman Plumbing Today
If your water heater is exhibiting any of the above signs, contact Goodman Plumbing, and we’ll assist with the replacement. With our BBB accreditation and 60 years of experience, we’re a name you can trust. To learn more about our services, give us a call at (215) 364-7775.

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