Common Water Heater Problems
If you notice your water heater is leaking, switch off your home’s water valve. It’s typically situated in your basement, close to your furnace or water heater, or below your kitchen sink.
Then reach Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 217-689-2469 without delay. Even a small leak can cause big damage to your home.
A leaky tank may be signaling you need to replace your water heater.
Not Enough Hot Water
Not getting anyor very little hot water out of your tap? If you have a gas water heater, there could be an issue with the pilot light.
If you’re not sure how to get to the bottom of this, give us a call. We’ll handle the problem.
A lack of hot water may also mean that your water heater is failing and needs to be replaced.
Water is Too Hot or Too Cold
Your water heater may be undersized. We can help you determine how much you use and take care of the issue.
Other Water Heater Problems
These signals can be an indication that your water heater is will stop working soon:
- Booming noises coming from the tank
- Tinted, milky-colored or rusty water
- Water smells bad
- Leaking pressure relief valve
Since water heaters usually hold 50 gallons of water, failure can lead to a catastrophic flood.
Like with any other appliance, regular maintenance is crucial. We suggest reading up on our routine maintenance agreement to potentially avoid problems with your water heater.