Residential Plumbing Tips - Most Common Water Heater Problems Part 2

Residential Plumbing Water Heating Problems

Water heaters are an essential component of residential homes and are used daily. From hot showers, cooking, and heating rooms, ensuring an efficient and functioning water heater is a priority for many homeowners. Water heaters will eventually need repair or replacement with frequent use, and it’s crucial that you monitor for warning signs before the issue becomes serious. 


Here are some valuable tips and things to look out for from our team at The Bathroom Inc to ensure that you have a functional and working water heater: 


Hot Water Shortage: If you notice that your showers are cut short by lack of hot water, your water heater is most likely not working properly. There are many possible causes for a hot water shortage from your water heater. According to The Spruce, a few of the most common include too much demand on the water heater itself or faulty thermostat or heating elements. 


Cloudy Water: The water coming from your tap should typically look clean and clear. Cloudy or dirty water coming from your faucet or shower may indicate a buildup of sediment from within the water heater tank. Water heaters require regular maintenance, so if it’s been a while since yours has been serviced, call in a professional as soon as possible. 


Slow Water Flow: Your home’s water pressure should be consistent, so if you notice some weakening in any of your faucets or showerheads, it’s time to look at the water heater. Natural sediment buildup is inevitable with water heaters and must be cleaned on a regular basis to avoid slow water flow from your water heater. 


Noisy Water Heater: Any unusual banging sounds coming from your water heater most likely indicates an issue. There are numerous reasons why your water heater may be making noise, and identifying the true cause can be tricky. Call in a professional to take a look to make sure that your water heater is in good working condition. 


At The Bathroom Inc in Olympia, Washington, our team of plumbing experts specializes in residential and commercial plumbing projects, and we work with both electric and tankless water heaters. We can help inspect, replace, or repair your water heater with top-of-the-line customer service and quality. Since 2007, we have been providing world-class plumbing services around the Greater Seattle area. Call us for a free estimate today!