You may have experienced the misfortune of having the water heater in your Corpus Christi home malfunction at the most inopportune time. Apart from the frustration of having to find the right plumbing company, it is also a complete inconvenience. Make sure to always look out for signs that your water heater is on its last leg or in need of immediate repair so that you aren’t faced with an emergency. Here are a few signals to look for.

No Hot Water

This is by far the most obvious sign that your heater needs repair. Sometimes, the pilot light is the culprit. However, if your pilot light is on and you still aren’t getting hot water, it’s time to call a technician for some much-needed maintenance. Your professional technician will analyze the problem and provide advice regarding the best course of action.

Rust in Your Water

Rust coming out of the shower head is never good. It is generally a sign that you need to clean your hot water tank. Over time, sediment builds up at the bottom of the tank, which mixes with the water and comes out as dark brown water. Placing a call to a professional is a simple fix — they’ll flush the system and get rid of the problem.

Age of Your Water Heater

The average lifespan of a water heater is roughly 8 – 12 years, depending on the type of water heater. Old water heaters are likely to have more problems. After operating for that length of time, the water heater will likely need a lot of repair or maintenance and may need to be replaced. If your water heater isn’t very old, sometimes the problem may be one that can be easily fixed without much expenditure or may even be covered by warranty.

Having a water heater that does not work is problematic. Fortunately, you can call the professionals at Bodine-Scott to help diagnose and repair the problem. Give us a call today at (361) 883-9900 for effective and reliable service.

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