About Me

Plumbers: Back Then, Today, and Tomorrow

When talking about any profession, most people tend to focus on the here and now. That's understandable. it's really important to know what's going on in the present tense. But you are missing out on some vital information if you never read and learn about the history of a profession. This applies to plumbing, in particular. You can really further your understanding of the profession by knowing how it began and what changes have been made over the years. That's why we sometimes reference the history of plumbing on this blog. We'll also dive into the future of the profession from time to time because, after all, you have to know where you're headed.




Latest Posts


Plumbers: Back Then, Today, and Tomorrow

How To Spot The Signs Your Water Heater Needs Repairs

by Madison Dean

A broken water heater can leave you uncomfortable. There are few things more irritating than not having hot water when you need it. Unfortunately, water heaters do need repair sometimes.

It is best to know the signs that your water heater needs repair before things go bad when you least expect it. By knowing the signs that your water heater needs repair, you will be able to prevent any inconvenience that can be caused by not having hot water. Below you will find some of the biggest signs that your water heater needs tending to. 

Lukewarm Water

When your water is not getting as hot as it used to, no matter how high you turn the thermostat, then there is something wrong with your water heater. Water that doesn't get as hot as it should when you need it can be frustrating especially during the winter months when you need to take a warm shower or bath.

If you notice that your warm water is not getting as hot as it normally would, you should take steps to immediately correct this problem because before long your water may not heat at all.

No Water Pressure

Low water pressure can make doing everyday chores tedious. It can be time-consuming to wash your dishes or even take a shower when the water pressure is very low. One of the major signs your water heater is not performing at optimal levels is when your water pressure is extremely low. It could be that your water line just needs a good flushing to increase the water pressure. However, it could also be that there is damage to the water line as well.

Not Enough Hot Water

If the hot water demands of your household have not changed but you still find yourself running out of hot water, you may need water heater repair. Often sediments can clog up the hot water tank and result in less storage space. 

This in turn will cause you to have less hot water. Running out of hot water when the weather is warm can be manageable, however, the same situation can cause extreme frustration during the winter. If you notice that your hot water is not lasting as long as it used to then it's time to call in for professional repair.

Having problems with your water heater can make life less than comfortable. Fortunately, there are certain signs that you will notice whenever there is a problem with your water heater. Once you notice a problem, try to get it repaired as soon as possible before things get worse.

Contact a plumber for more information about water heater system repair