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4 Signs That Your Water Heater Needs Maintenance

4 Signs That Your Water Heater Needs Maintenance

When was the last time you maintained your water heater? 

If you’ve found yourself twiddling your thumbs, don’t worry—you’re not alone. Many homeowners don’t think twice about their water heater until they’re met with cold showers, discolored water, and a strange leak causing their carpet to smell funny. The upside? Our expert technicians are here to help.

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Maintaining Your Water Heater

Water Heaters Repair and Installation

Water heaters have become an integral part of our homes over the years. Think about it—your water heater heats the water you use to bathe, cook, and clean. Without it, your daily chores and habits would become a lot colder. 

But as with most appliances, things can go wrong, and your water heater can malfunction. Thankfully, Hutchinson’s team of 24-hour experts is on call to inspect your water heater, fix your issues, and turn on your hot water within the same day.

Does Your Water Heater Need Maintenance?

Appliances aren’t invincible, and sooner or later, you’ll have to have your water heater serviced. There are a few simple steps you can take to maintain your water heater yourself. Every two months, check your water heater’s plumbing joints for signs of corrosion. If you have a gas-powered water heater, ensure no flammable products surround it.

But there are a few maintenance services you should leave to the professionals. Expert plumbers recommend servicing your water heater twice a year for the following:


Flushing your water heater is exactly what it sounds like. Our team will empty all of the water in your water heater and will refill it with fresh, clean water. Flushing your water heater removes any sediment or mineral buildup, which can cause leaks and low water pressure.


Making sure your water heater is in top working condition is important for any homeowner. During an inspection, our professional plumber will check for any problems inside and outside of the tank. We will also deep clean your water heater’s components, including its rods and coils.

When Should You Have Your Water Heater Serviced?

Your water heater will last between eight and 12 years if you are mindful of its performance. Taking care of more minor issues can reduce the risk of serious water heater problems. Don’t let a small problem grow into something dangerous and costly by scheduling a water heater service with Hutchinson.

Keep an eye out for any signs of trouble like: 

1. Leaks

Water Heater Leaks

Wet, damp areas around your water heater almost always indicate a leak. On top of potential water heater failure, leaks can seep into any surrounding carpet, causing odors, mildew, and mold growth. Once a leak has sprung, your water heater is on a one-way ticket to trouble.

2. Low Water Pressure

Water Heater Low Water Pressure

If your water pressure isn’t as strong as it used to be, the answer could lie inside of your water heater. Sediment and mineral buildup are culprits of low water pressure, so it’s important to get your water heater inspected by the experts at Hutchinson.

3. Rusty or Discolored Tap Water

Rusty Top of Water Heater

Brown, yellow, or downright repulsive water flowing out of your tap means that your water heater tank needs to be flushed and drained. Our technicians can flush and drain your water heater the day you reach out to Hutchinson for fast and reliable service.

4. Clicking Noises

Water Heater Needs Maintenance

A strange clicking noise coming from your water heater is not normal. In fact, clicking noises have the potential to be dangerous. With Hutchinson’s same-day services, our technicians can diagnose your water heater’s problems, avoiding serious damages like explosions. 

Get Professional Water Heater Maintenance Services Near You 

You know what they say—you never know what you have until it’s gone. With Hutchinson’s same-day services, you make ice-cold showers a thing of the past. Our team is available every single day of the year to meet your needs and bring you the hot water required to make your household chores and routines doable.