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Is Your Hot Water Heater Heading for a Meltdown?

Homeowners tend to care deeply about their water quality in Montgomery County, and they do so for good reason; water quality can impact your household in a number of ways. The temperature of your water is also important, which is determined by the efficiency of your hot water heater. Keep reading to find out if your hot water heater is heading for a meltdown.

Smells
Much like foods, certain types of water treatment appliances tend to emit distinctive smells when they expire, and hot water heaters are among them. In fact, a rotten egg smells about the same as the water from a malfunctioning hot water heater. In the case of a water heater, this smell comes from excess levels of sulfur, bacteria, and hydrogen. This could indicate a problem with your anode, and can be remedied by a professional water treatment service.

Leaking Water Heater
If your hot water heater is leaking, there is likely a serious problem that warrants professional attention. There are a number of possible sources of the leak, including the temperature and pressure relief valve, the water drain valve, and a leak in the tank itself. Never attempt to fix a hot water heater leak on your own, and keep in mind that if your tank is leaking, you may have to replace the entire unit.

No Hot Water
The main purpose of your hot water heater is to provide your household with warm or hot water when you need it. If it is not efficiently serving this purpose, there is something wrong with the system and it should be looked at by a professional water treatment service. Keep in mind that older hot water heaters are more likely to break down.

Is your hot water heater heading for a meltdown? Call the water treatment professionals at Tri-County Pumps at (888) 890-3957. We are proud to serve the Montgomery County and surrounding areas with water softeners and septic services such as septic system pumping.  Visit our well pumps and water filtration systems pages for more information.

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