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4 Common Water Heater Woes

The water heater is one of the most important appliances in your home.

The water heater is one of the most important appliances in your home. The problem is that since it’s often hidden away in the basement, you don’t think about it that often. Maintaining it is just as important as performing upkeep on any other appliance in your home. Here are some of the most common water heater woes that you will run into.

Not Enough Hot Water

Erratic water temperatures can be annoying. There’s nothing like getting out of a hot shower (or maybe a cold one) after working up a sweat from being outside all day in this heat.) not having enough hot water is one of the most common water heater woes.

No Hot Water At All

If you don’t get any hot water, then it’s time to take a closer look. Maybe the heating element or pilot light have stopped working. Take a minute to think about what type of water heater you have, either gas or electric. Once you have determined that, it’s time to call in a professional plumber.

Weird Smells

There shouldn’t be any weird smells or odd noises coming from your water heater, Sediment in the tank, too much scaling, and the heating unit about to give up are all indicated by the weird sounds. But what about weird smells? If your water smells like rotten eggs, then that is a red flag right there. Your water could be infected with bacteria, and in times like these, you don’t want to play around. Call in a plumber as soon as you can. However, if it’s only the hot water that smells off, then that means something else. Test the cold water to verify that it’s not a problem associated with your water heater, but a more generalized problem that still calls for professional expertise.


As with many other water-based appliances in your home, the water heater shouldn’t leak. If it does, then this is a sign of a much bigger problem. First of all, simple repairs won’t hold for too long. At this point, replacing the tank is your best bet. A bursting tank can flood your home and cause immense damage, so don’t take it lightly. Leaks can rapidly get worse. Get a jump on this emergency situation by calling the experts at Master Plumbing today!

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