Signs Your Water Heater Needs Repair

Is your water heater making unusual noises, leaking, or failing to produce hot water? At Better Water Heaters, a San Jose water heater repair company, we have years of experience repairing water heaters. Continue reading to see some of the common reasons why a water heater needs to be repaired.

Lukewarm Water

If your water heater is producing water that isn't hot enough, check the thermostat. If it is set correctly, it may be time to flush out the tank. Mineral buildup can prevent the water from heating up fully. If you flushed your tank recently, you may want to check the dip tube on the heater. A broken dip tube will prevent the water from heating up properly. To check the dip tube, remove the cold water supply line and take the dip tube out of the tank.

No Hot Water

If there is no hot water coming from your water heater, it could mean the pilot light is out. Check the pilot light and relight it if it has gone out. If you don't want to do this yourself, call a water heater repair specialist who can do it.

Strange Noises

Unusual noises coming from the water heater are an indicator that hard-water scale has accumulated inside the tank and broken off. You will need to call a company that specializes in water heater repairs to drain the tank and clean out the sediment.

Water Puddles Near the Heater

If there is water on the floor near the water heater, it means water is probably leaking from the tank. This water could be coming from a leaky pipe or a loose valve. If you don't see leaky pipes, tighten the valve. If this doesn't fix the problem, you probably have a faulty valve, an obstructed vent, or a malfunctioning heating element.


Repairing an older water heater rather than replacing it may be more expensive in the long run. If you have a conventional water heater that is between 10 and 15 years old, we recommend replacing your water heater instead of repairing it.

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