Just over a century ago, most people could only dream of having a continual supply of hot running water in their homes. If they needed warm water for bathing, cleaning, and other purposes, they had to heat it on the stove or over an open fire. This was often a time-consuming and labor-intensive task that typically yielded less-than-satisfactory results. It wasn’t until the 1940s that water heaters began to commonly appear in homes. Until that point, the technology to heat water and keep it hot until needed was neither safe nor practical.
Today, we rely on water heaters for numerous daily tasks, and we generally take for granted that it’ll flow through the faucets anytime we need it. Of course, things have been known to go wrong at times. Few things can remind us of how much we appreciate a steady supply of hot water like stepping into the shower on a frigid morning only to find the water is almost as cold as the temperatures outside. When this happens, you need fast and reliable Bloomington water heater repair services.
Keeping the Hot Water Flowing
At Mr. Quik Home Services, our expert Bloomington water heater repair technicians are always on hand to take care of your hot water issues. We’re trained, licensed, and experienced in the full range of repair needs, and we work with all types and brands of water heaters. If your water heater has let you down, contact us to schedule a repair appointment. We’ll get your hot water flowing once again.
Signs Your Water Heater Needs Repairs
If you turn on the hot water and only cold water comes out of the tap, this is an obvious sign that you need to call us for water heater repairs. This type of problem could be caused by a range of issues, such as a malfunctioning igniter, a blown-out pilot light, damaged heating coils, or bad gas or electrical connections. Not all warning signs are quite so clear, though.
When you turn on the hot water, you expect it to be clear. If it has a reddish or brownish tinge, there could be rust in the holding tank or pipes. We may need to flush the water heater or perform other repairs to get rid of the discoloration. Discolored water isn’t particularly dangerous for bathing, but it’s not exactly appealing, either. It can also leave stains on your laundry and shouldn’t be used for cooking or drinking.
Debris in the Water
Filling a pot with water for cooking or running a bath only to find there are black or brown flecks coming out of the faucet can be extremely disconcerting. That type of debris is the last thing you want in your morning coffee or afternoon bowl of soup. It tends to complicate matters when you’re trying to scrub the sinks and bathtubs as well. If those flecks appear in both the hot and cold water, the issue may be in the pipes. If they only show up when you turn on the hot water, though, the water heater is most likely the problem.
Water Heater Leaks
Leaks are a common problem with water heaters. If they’re not caught and repaired quickly, they can cause thousands of dollars in damage and significantly drive up your utility bills. Leaks can be signs of malfunctioning temperature-pressure relief valves, damaged plumbing connections, and cracked or rusted holding tanks among other problems. Even small leaks shouldn’t be ignored; contact us, and let us take care of them.
It’s normal to hear water flowing into or out of a water heater if you’re close enough to it when it’s filling up or hot water is being used. You may even hear a brief faint roar when it begins to heat its cache of water. That being said, it shouldn’t be making odd noises like clicks, pops, or gurgling. Unusual sounds coming from the water heater could mean there’s a problem or one is in the making. Be sure to contact us for repairs as soon as possible if the water heater is audibly trying to tell you something.
Taking Care of Your Water Heater So It Can Take Care of You
We offer the full range of Bloomington water heater repair and installation services. If your water heater is giving you trouble or it’s time for an upgrade, we’re here to help. Call us or contact us via the form on our website, and let us take care of your water heater repairs so you’ll always have hot water when you need it.