In a perfect world, water heaters would be reliable 100 percent of the time and never break down or run into any mechanical problems. Unfortunately, here in the real world, water heaters deteriorate under the daily wear and tear of keeping your home’s water warm. The good news is that most of these issues can be taken care of with simple repairs by the technicians at Apex Plumbing & Sewer Inc.
How do you know when to call us? Let us know if your hot water heater in Chicago is doing any of the following:
Water is Coming Out Rust-Colored
Water heaters are made of metal, and the prolonged exposure to water can cause this metal to rust. Rust is a sure sign you need professional repairs. Brown and orange-tinged water coming from your taps is a symptom of rusty components inside the heater.
It’s Sprung a Leak
Drips and leaks are more than just annoying; over time, they can cause water damage and drive up your water bills. Leaks are often caused by loose valves or debris around the valve.
Water Comes Out Cold
There’s a reason why we don’t call water heating systems “water coolers.” The water produced by your heater should never be cold or even lukewarm. Certain kinds of water heaters may take a few minutes to warm up, but if the water output stays cold, the heating element may be dying.
It Makes Bizarre Sounds
A healthy water heater shouldn’t be noisy. If it suddenly gets noisy, especially if the sounds include buzzing or banging, you should have the heater inspected and repaired.
Repair and Replacement Water Heaters in Chicago
Are you struggling with permanently cold water or a giant puddle under your water heater? Don’t panic: Apex Plumbing & Sewer Inc. is here to help! We have provided reliable installation, replacement, and repair services for water heaters in Chicago since 1994.
Call us today at Apex Plumbing & Sewer, Inc. to schedule your Chicago water heater repairs!