Among the most obvious problems with the hot water heater is that your water is no longer getting as hot as it once did and the amount of time it takes for the water to become hot has increased dramatically. A hot water heater that is not efficiently heating water is clearly in need of maintenance. The problem is not going to improve on its own so having a service technician examine the heater is strongly recommended.
A hot water heater also has to regulate the temperature of the water. None of the water that comes out of a faucet should be uncontrollably and scalding hot. Extremely hight temperature in the water creates a very severe safety hazard. If the temperature in the shower, sinks, or home appliances is too hot, maintenance work has to be done as soon as humanly possible. To not do so creates safety and risk hazards that would be otherwise avoidable.
When dirty looking, rusty water comes out of the faucet when you turn the hot water on, there are some serious issues present. More than likely, a great deal of sediment has built up in the tank. The tank is dirty and it must be cleaned. The process of doing so is not likely to be very difficult, but it must be performed by a skilled professional. This is both for personal safety reasons and also to be sure no damage befalls the tank itself.
A water tank that leaks has to be fixed. There is no way around this because water flooding out onto the floor is going to cause damage. Of course, it also eliminates the ability to deliver necessary hot water to the faucets throughout the home.
A thorough inspection of the water heater will quickly reveal what is wrong with it. Soon after, the right steps can be taken to actually fix it. A reputable hot water heater repair and maintenance service can handle all these tasks.
Is the water heater in your Anaheim home acting up? Call Barker & Sons Plumbing and Heating at (714) 630-8766 and schedule a service call today!