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Hey there, my name is Russell Tyson. I am going to use this site to educate my readers about services offered by plumbing professionals. When I first started my company, I was unaware of all the necessary plumbing procedures needed to keep the toilets from backing up. My clients often failed to notify me when a toilet started to fail, likely due to embarrassment or a lack of time. Luckily, I was clued into the value of hiring plumbers to perform regular maintenance and repairs on the toilets to keep them in fine shape. I hope to detail those services on this site to inspire others to embrace preventative plumbing procedures.

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Four Signs Your Water Heater Needs Repair

by Charlie Clarke

Water heaters are remarkable inventions. Instead of having to make several trips outside to a fire to warm up your hot water for a relaxing bath, you can simply turn the faucet and it appears in your tub.

That is, of course, until it stops working. Once your water heater starts to malfunction, it can be a source of major headaches and discomfort inside your home, not to mention the potential of water damage from leaks and flooding. Early detection is the key, so if you notice any of the signs listed below, contact your local plumber to have your water heater repaired as soon as possible.

Discolored Water

Traditional storage tank heaters operate by filling up a massive tank with water, heating it, and then dispersing it via pipes throughout your home. Over time, however, sediment can build up inside your tank and cause it to either stop working or create nasty, discolored water that appears in your home's water supply. It's usually rust-colored and smells funny, but if you notice any type of water coming out your faucets that is different from clear, contact your plumber immediately.

Limited Hot Water

While no water heater can guarantee a truly limitless supply of water, if you don't even have enough hot water to get through even a couple of showers without having to wait for a refill, there's something wrong with your water heater. It could be that one or both of your heating elements has gone out, which needs to be replaced by a professional.

Strange Sounds

Water heaters are generally silent, but as they age, they can start making a clicking or buzzing sound. Though initially, it may be nothing to worry about, if you also start hearing popping sounds, that could be caused by excessive sediment buildup or a broken dip tube that is allowing the hot and cold water to mingle. Once this happens, it's only a matter of time before your water heater fails completely. Make sure you have it repaired before it's too late.

Water Leaks

If you notice water all over the floor next to your tank, you need to call a plumber and schedule a water heater repair service. It's fortunate that you're finding it at this stage. If caught too late, it could burst entirely, flooding the floor and potentially causing hundreds of dollars of water damage in the process.

Contact a company, such as KICKD Plumbing, for more information. 

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