Water heaters, particularly traditional tank water heaters, are a staple of most homes in the area, and are absolutely vital to keeping your home running. Hot water is essential to cooking and cleaning, especially in the winter when the weather is cold and you need the water heater to do its job. Tank water heaters are usually very quiet, and they typically are placed in quiet out-of-the-way spots in your home, such as the basement. That’s one of the reasons why the tank model of water heating is so popular.
Unfortunately, that can be a double-edged sword in many cases. Because the system is so quiet and occupies spots that rarely see much activity in your home, problems with our water heater have a way of sneaking up on you. By the time you notice that something’s wrong, the damage could be extensive, and in many cases, it might mean replacing the whole water tank instead of just repairing it. If you want to prevent that and keep your water heater safe, you need to know if it’s in need of repairs as soon as humanly possible.