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Is It Time For a Water Heater Repair?

Hot water is necessary for your Falmouth, MA home year round, so ensuring that it is still in working order is crucial, even in the summer. Whether it’s for cooking or enjoying your nightly warm baths, having your water heater break down or not work at full capacity is more than just a minor annoyance.

There are a few signs that you can look for in your water heater that may give a red flag that it’s at the end of it’s life or needs a repair.

  • Noisy Water Heater: If your water heater is making crazy noises such as loud bangs, knocking sounds, or loud creaking, these can be warning signs that there is some serious sediment buildup in the water tank.
  • Slow Time to Heat Water: If it takes a considerable time for your water to heat up, or you notice the time water takes to get hot has been gradually increasing over time, this is a major sign it’s time for a replacement or major repair.
  • Water is Rusty: When using the hot water in your home, if you notice rusty water it’s entirely possible that the inside of your water heater is rusting out. A quick way to test this is by filling up three buckets with hot water. If by the time you fill up your third bucket the water is still rusty then it maybe time for a new water heater.
  • Water Surrounding the Heater: There is a possibility of a leak in your water heater if there is the presence of water surrounding the water heater. Metal expands when heated, so this can cause some damage to the tank itself springing slow leaks.

If any of these situations pertain to your water heater setup, it couldn’t hurt to get a water heating professional to take a look at your system.

Contact Master Tech Plumbing Inc. at (508) 388-6007 if you need water heater repair or replacement services in Falmouth, Mashpee, Cotuit, Hyannis, or Sandwich, MA. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide the Cape Cod area with exceptional HVAC services, to send us a message fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page!