4 Signs Your Water Heater Needs To Be Repaired

4 Signs Your Water Heater Needs To Be Repaired

The home of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip is known for many things, but water heater repair isn't necessarily one of them. Still, we at Thistle DKI do actually see a lot of water heaters that need to be fixed here in Vegas — and it's not always because they're old. In this blog post, we will discuss four signs that your water heater needs to be repaired, especially in order to prevent your home from potentially devastating amounts of water or fire damage.

Mold growing on a basement wall

Your Water Heater Unit is Leaking

Water leakage is a major problem for any home in Las Vegas. The only thing worse than your water heater leaking, though, is you not noticing it because the leak has already caused extensive amounts of unseen damage to your floors and walls, which will cost thousands of dollars to repair if not caught early enough. If you ever notice that there is water dripping or pooling outside of your water heater, then it's best to give us a call right away.

Brown Water Coming Out Of The Faucet

Rusty or Discolored Water

Another sure sign that your water heater needs to be repaired is when you notice rust or discoloration of the water. Sometimes rusty water can mean a small leak somewhere in your home — which isn't necessarily dangerous, but it does need to be fixed before any more damage occurs. Other times, however, rusty or discolored water means that the metal components in your water heater are corroding and beginning to leak. This could be due to a number of different reasons, but it's always best to get an expert opinion before you try and figure out what is causing this problem on your own.

a shower head spraying cold water

No Hot Water

It's a sign that your water heater needs to be fixed if you notice there's no hot water. If the only time this occurs is when someone showers, then it could just mean that they have accidentally used up all of the hot water, but it could also mean that your hot water system isn't working, which usually needs to be repaired by a professional.

Faucet with low water Pressure

Low Water Pressure

If you're noticing that your water pressure has been slowly decreasing over time, this could be a sign of a problem with your water heater. Low water pressure can mean one of two things: either there is sediment or mineral build-up clogging up the tank and preventing hot water from getting to the faucet, or there is an internal leak somewhere in the tank. Either way, this is a good indication that you should call us for water heater repair service right away!

Thistle DKI is a 24/7 emergency response team in Las Vegas that is ready to address any severe restoration need, including damage caused by a faulty or failed hot water heater. For fast and friendly service, contact us today!