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Does Your Water Heater Need Repairs?

Your water heater is perhaps one of the most important components of your plumbing system—how else would you take those long baths after a stressful day of work? But, like all important and hard-worked pieces of equipment, your water heater is bound to require repairs at some time or another.

Fortunately, there are a number of signs that indicate it’s time for Palm Harbor water heater services, and below, we have outlined some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (and of course, remember to schedule your services with our team!)

Be On the Lookout For…

Like we mentioned above, there are a number of signs that indicate it’s time for water heater repair

Rumbling Sounds

Any strange sounds coming from the tank of a water heater are cause for concern, especially if they sound quite rumbly! But do not fret—your water heater isn’t going to explode. All it needs is a handy dandy repair expert to take a look at it!


Rust and corrosion can certainly be a big deal, especially if you start to ignore it. So, even if you notice the teeniest bit of rust on your system’s tank, be sure to call in a professional right away. It is always better to stay on top of it to prevent further corrosion.

Cold Water

If the water isn’t getting as hot as it should, don’t simply shrug it off and hope it will go away. If you’re finding yourself taking lukewarm showers on a regular basis, it probably means trouble with the heat exchanger, heating elements, or gas burners—all things you’ll want to be addressed right away.

Water Discoloration

When the water coming from the hot water taps takes on a reddish-brown tint, it can mean that there is sediment in the tank or that the inside of the tank is beginning to rust. Therefore, if your water is starting to look more like a scene of a horror movie than it does water, it is definitely time to call for repairs.


You can expect to see a few drips coming from the water heater’s pressure release valve. However, water coming from anywhere else is a problem. Be sure to call in a professional plumber right away if your water heater starts to leak!

Yes, You Need Professional Repairs

When the time comes to repair your water heater, you want to be absolutely certain that you hire a professional for the job. Trust us, only a professional plumber has the tools, training, and expertise to safely and correctly handle the complex needs of your system, the first time around.

And sure, there may be plenty of amateurs willing to provide similar services for a fairly cheap price, but remember, sometimes an attempt to save money could end up costing you an arm and a leg down the road. So, what are you waiting for? Call in a real, certified plumber today!

Ready to schedule your water heater repairs? Contact the team at Bayonet Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning today to get started. 

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