You’re sure to immediately notice when your home’s water heater stops functioning, especially in the fall as the temperature drops in the Seattle area. However, you don’t have to wait until it stops working completely to prevent losing hot water in your home. If you know how to spot the early warning signs of a water heater issue, Mr. Rooter can help with repairs or replacing your existing heater with a new one.
A few of the early warning signs of water heater trouble include:
- Bits of visible rust or debris in your hot water
- Water in the collection tray under the heater
- A clanking or banging noise when you turn the hot water on.
- Needing multiple water heater repairs in the past year.
Our team members will fix an existing water heater, or help you pick the best option for a new model. Traditional tank heaters offer reliability, using gas or electricity to heat the water in the tank. Newer “tankless” systems heat water immediately as soon as it starts, sometimes reducing water consumption costs for a home by up to 30%. Hybrid water heaters use both a tank and a heat pump to reduce water costs by even more, sometimes as much as 60%. If you plan on using a lot of hot water during the fall and winter months, now could be a great time for a replacement or upgrade.
Seattle homeowners should be wary for the early signs of water heater trouble and know their options when it comes to buying new water heaters. The Mr. Rooter team can help. We even offer 24/7 emergency plumbing services, so you can have your hot water fixed now instead of waiting until the next business day. If you lose hot water on a Friday night, you won’t have to worry about taking cold showers all weekend. Call Mr. Rooter in Seattle for your water heater problems any time.