3 Signs You Need Water Heater Repair


We’ve been sweating out some pretty sweltering summer days here in the Northeast, and when the temperature climbs, we often seek water as a means of cooling off, whether it’s running through a sprinkler in the yard or splashing in a local swimming pool or even the ocean. 

However, we still need a properly functioning hot water heater in our homes to make daily life run smoothly. From showering to washing clothes and dishes, hot water plays an integral role in essential activities we tend to take for granted. Ignoring the well-being of your water heater is not a good idea at any time of year.

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, located in Warminster, PA, is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for water heater repair anywhere in the Montgomeryville, PA, region. If you’ve been noticing any of the following issues, it’s time to give us a call before the problem gets worse and you’re taking cold showers — unintentionally.

1. Inconsistent Water Temperature

If the water coming from your shower or faucet doesn’t feel as hot as it should, something is likely amiss with the heating mechanism in your water heater. Water contains minerals, and over time, those minerals can accumulate and hinder the water heater’s ability to function. An experienced plumber will be able to tell whether that’s the case, or you need water heater parts repaired or replaced.

2. Fluctuating Water Pressure

Nothing is worse than a low-flow shower when you need to get clean! This could be another sign of a water heater on the fritz. Blockages created by those minerals we discussed earlier can create water pressure problems, in addition to affecting water temperature. 

3. ‘Bad’ Water

If your water tastes or smells a little bit off, or is cloudy or rust-colored in appearance, that could be another sign of mineral build-up or corrosion within the water heater. Only a pro will know for sure! 

Need to remedy any of these issues, but don’t have time or money to waste? Call our team for water heater repair or drain cleaning service in Lansdale, PA, and the surrounding areas. We’ll be there to inspect and fix whatever is keeping you from a fully functioning plumbing system.