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Why is it taking so long for the water in my home to heat up?

Signs Your Water Heater Needs Maintenance

Montgomery Water HeaterMany people do not even think about their water heater until the morning that they try to take a shower and find there is only cold water. It is a common belief that water heaters do not need regular maintenance, this is not the case. Keeping up with the maintenance on a water heater will extend its life as well as save money on bills.

[There are many ways to tell when it is a good time to get your water heater checked by a professional.]1 Every year it is a good idea to have your water heater inspected. This will help to detect problems before they get too expensive to fix. With regular maintenance, a water heater could easily last 20 years.

When something does go wrong, there are usually a few indications that it is going to happen. [If you notice that your water is not as hot as it was before, it may be a sign that something is wrong.]1 If you check and find that the thermostat has not been turned down, it could mean that either the heating element or thermostat needs to be replaced. This is something that can be done easily by a professional and will cost quite a bit less than a new water heater.

[A water heater should never make a banging noise when you turn on the water.]1 This usually means that there is hard water buildup inside the heater. This can be fixed, but if left alone for too long, can be the end of the water heater. Another indicator of hard water buildup is if, when you turn on the hot water, the flow does not seem quite right.

[If your hot water seems to have a rotten egg smell, that is another indication that your water heater needs to be serviced.]1 This is a quick and cheap fix for someone who knows what they are doing. It is also a good idea to check your water heater for leaks periodically. If the leak is small enough, there is a good chance that it can just be fix.

Is the water heater in your Montgomery home in need of repairs? Call Cole Plumbing at (334) 279-8919 and schedule a service call today!

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