Rheem hot water systems are highly durable and efficient. If you maintain them properly, a standard unit will run anywhere between 10 and 15 years. A replacement is required when the internal parts corrode excessively and repairing them isn’t possible. Corrosion or any other form of damage can be handled appropriately, if identified on time. Most homeowners however, fail to determine if their heater is running at its full efficiency until it breaks. We therefore, thought of educating you about some signs that indicate that your Rheem hot water system is going to fail soon. The moment you notice these signs, you must immediately call up a Rheem hot water repair expert to fix the issues.
The water is not as hot as it used to be
This is a very common hot water problem that you may come across. If you think your heater is not heating the water properly or not heating at all:
- Check the circuit breaker to find out if has tripped.
- Check if the pilot lights are working properly.
- Check the temperature setting to see if someone in your family has reset it to a very low temperature.
If not, seek professional help immediately. The efficiency of your Rheem heater declines due to sedimentation deposits that build up with time. Sedimentation is not a big issue but if not handled on time, your heater will fail completely. Call up an experienced Rheem hot water repair professional like us to clean your heater. Also, make sure you drain it at least twice a year to prevent sedimentation build-up.
The water is rusty or muddy
Examine the water from all your faucets to see if the problem is with all of them or with just one of them. Rusty water is a clear indication of an upcoming hot water system failure. If the water is muddy, it could be due to excessive sedimentation. To clear the sedimentation, turn off the unit, attach a hose to the drainage bib, turn off the cold water supply to it, and drain its content. Do not ignore this sign. Muddy or rusty water smells foul and is unhygienic for use. You must call up a Rheem hot water repair specialist like us to get this issue fixed.
The heater is making excessive noise
Water heaters do make certain amount of noise but if you are experiencing a strange and loud noise, get your system professionally examined. Excessive noise indicates sedimentation build up. Your Rheem hot water system needs a thorough cleanup. A plumber will drain the water completely and clear the sedimentation, thereby restoring your heater’s efficiency.
There is a small puddle of water at the base of the heater
This may or may not indicate a leakage in your hot water system. Look for signs of leakages on the heater and its plumbing fittings. If you are unable to determine the area of leakage, clean the puddle and wait for some time. If water accumulates again, it clearly indicates a leakage. Call up a Rheem hot water repair specialist to get the leakage fixed on an urgent basis.
We hope you find this blog useful. For more such helpful information, keep reading our blog. Call us at 02 9002 7345 to get your Rheem heater restored at an affordable price.