Red Flags That Say Your Water Heater Is Damaged

Our water heater is as valuable as the other amenities in our homes. Without them, we would have cold showers all year long, even during those cold winter nights. Most homes in the coldest states have them, mainly utilized during the morning when even the slightest drop of water can reach a chilling temperature. They also prevent us from suffering hypothermia during the holiday season.

Indeed, they are just that significant, much so that we would do everything in our ability just to care for and maintain them. However, there are times when a couple of problems may still slip through the cracks, causing a noticeable amount of damage in the long run. 

While some are obvious at first glance, some can be unnoticeable until it’s already too late. If you want to avoid the risk of having a broken water heater, there is no need to worry. We have listed a couple of indicators below that may help you determine whether or not your heater has any damage on them. 

Be sure to take note of the following for your future reference:

1. Inconsistent Supply of Hot Water

One of the most apparent signs of a damaged water heater is the fluctuating hot water supply in your home. Have you ever noticed showering one morning and getting mixed drops of hot and cold water from time to time? 

When that happens, be sure to call your plumbers so that they can tend to the heating unit immediately. This is crucial, especially during the holiday season when temperatures can go extremely low, making showers more of a horrifying experience than a relaxing one.

2. Visible Amounts of Water Leaks

A damaged water heater also tends to indicate leaks. Even if you have a consistent supply of hot water, so long as there are strange leaks around the unit, you may have to consider getting the help of your plumber. 

This concern should not be left unchecked; otherwise, you may have to contend with heavier damages and more complicated repairs later. There is also a significant tendency for leaks around your house, and you want to avoid that, primarily if most of your valuables are run by electricity.

3. Strange Noises Coming from the Unit

Water heaters are usually quiet whenever they are turned on. While there may be a couple of hums here and there, they aren’t known for making loud noises, neither are they known for making screeches and other strange noises. 

If ever those were to occur, you may need to have the unit checked, just to be sure that nothing has gone wrong with it. Such a concern can usually be attributed to wear and tear, but if the sound becomes unbearable, there may be significant damage to the unit. Don’t wait for it to get worse, and call for a plumber right away.


Water heaters are usually durable enough to last for a lifetime, but as with anything, they may also experience wear and tear and significant damages along the way, especially if the home where they are installed isn’t your first-built property. In such a case, you may need to have the unit checked upon your first arrival.

Some red flags to look out for involve an inconsistent supply of hot water, visible amounts of water leaks, and strange noises coming from the unit itself. If you see or hear any of those indicators, call for an expert to immediately tend to the repairs!

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