Suddenly discovering that there is no hot water to bathe the children, do the laundry, or wash the dishes is an unpleasant experience for any homeowner. Having access to heated water is important, and residents of Anchorage, Alaska, can always count on the professional heating and plumbing contractors at Arctic Chain Plumbing & Heating to keep their water heaters performing correctly.
The company offers a few tips on signs to look for that may mean the hot water heater is in need of repair or replacement:
- Listen For Strange Sounds: Every water heater makes some regular noises as it heats the water, but it's important to listen for strange sounds, such as loud cracks or pops. This may indicate that the heating element is rubbing up against built-up mineral deposits that have developed inside of the tank, and that means the water heater must be serviced before any further damage can occur.
- Check For Water Leaks: Though this appliance heats water, there is no good reason that any water should be leaking from it. If water leakage is noted, then this is a sign that some internal failure has taken place. The water heater's power should be turned off right away, and a call for service should immediately follow.
- Pay Attention to The Water: The water itself has a lot to say about the condition of the water heater. If the water from the hot water tap appears rusty, then that is a sure sign that the water heater is very close to experiencing a failure. Any odd or nasty smells or an unpleasant metallic taste to the water also indicates a problem that requires service.
Arctic Chain Plumbing & Heating is available 24 hours a day, all seven days of the week to repair or replace any water heater as quickly as possible. The company also offers fast and efficient emergency plumbing services, and all general plumbing and heating repairs that include service for any furnace or boiler. Call (907) 344-2060 or visit the website for more information today.