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- SINCE 1981 -

Serving Orange County

- SINCE 1981 -


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Don’t Ignore These 4 Signs You Need Water Heater Repair


When your water heater is working as it should, you’ll hardly notice it. But at the first signs of trouble, you’ll become acutely aware of it. From a lack of water pressure to a shower that turns cold halfway through, the signs that your water heater is struggling will make themselves known.

The worst thing you could do is ignore these calls for help. Let’s go over four signs that you need water heater repair in Orange County. Your water heater is an important and expensive piece of equipment responsible for keeping your home supplied with hot water 24/7. It pays to take care of any problems promptly.

1. Strange Noises

Your water heater should operate quietly, making hardly any noise as it delivers hot water to your home 24/7. When it starts to emit strange noises, this is a strong sign that something is wrong. Examples of weird noises that a struggling water heater will start to make include popping, buzzing, rumbling, burbling, and banging. 

While these noises can be caused by various problems, the one thing they all have in common is that they warrant scheduling service. The last thing you want is for a small, bothersome noise to continue unchecked, giving it time to become a major issue.

2. Not Enough Hot Water

Not having enough hot water can be obvious or it can be subtle. Perhaps you’ve noticed that there isn’t enough hot water for everyone to be able to take a shower in the morning and you’ve shifted household schedules around to accommodate this.

However, if your household hasn’t grown in size, there should be no problem with your water heater’s ability to deliver enough hot water to meet your needs. If it doesn’t seem like your water heater is up to the task, give us a call. It might be time for an upgrade.

3. No Hot Water

No hot water is a deal breaker. Without hot water, your daily routine and your home comfort grind to a halt. Unless it’s sweltering hot out, the ability to take cold showers only lasts so long. Sooner or later, you’ll need hot water to run the dishwasher, cook dinner, and sterilize your hands.

Treat this as the urgent situation that it is and give us a call for a prompt repair that’ll restore your home’s hot water supply. We’ll diagnose the problem and give you options when it comes to repairing or replacing it.

4. Drop in Water Pressure

Just like a lack of hot water, a drop in water pressure can sneak up on you. If your strong and steady flow of water from the showerhead isn’t as strong as it used to be, or you’ve noticed other signs of low water pressure, give us a call. This could be due to a problem with your water heater or the cause could lie somewhere in your plumbing system.

Saddleback Plumbing Heating & Air has served Orange County since 1981. Schedule plumbing services with our plumbing technicians today.

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