Taking a long hot shower on demand or feeling the warm water straight out of the sink faucet to wash your hands is a couple of life’s little pleasures that homeowners enjoy, thanks to a properly working water heater. When the temperature of your water isn’t right, you want it fixed as soon as possible!

However, sometimes the signs and symptoms of a distressed water heater may not be noticed right away. Preventive maintenance is the best way for homeowners to avoid catastrophes like not having any hot water in your home, or worse, a water heater that floods your garage or living space.

Another factor in Idaho is the fact our water is very hard, meaning there is a lot of calcium and mineral in the water that affects our equipment and water systems. This can be a nuisance because the mineral buildup is inefficient and harmful to water heaters and plumbing systems, leaving hard water deposits behind on and in nearly everything.

So the question is, do you have water heater issues? We made a quick and easy checklist that anyone can use to diagnose the health of their water heater.

  • -Does water take a long time to get hot, or come out scolding?
  • -Is there insufficient hot water for showers?
  • -Are there any visible leaks or water outside the water heater?
  • -Does your water smell?
  • -Is your water discolored or has sediments in it?
  • -Does your water heater make popping sounds or strange noises?
  • -Is your water heater 7 years or older?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, we highly recommend calling a professional plumber. At Magic Electric, Plumbing, Heating + Air, we understand how frustrating unexpected surprises in your home can be. Our trained and professional plumbers will give you a proper diagnosis for your safety and comfort, so life’s little pleasures don’t become big problems. Give the team at Magic a call today.

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