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7 Things Your Water Heater Should Never Do

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Plumbing is one of the things we’re interested in at Doug Turner Plumbing CO. We make sure that we pay attention to all the minor details and we keep our technicians up to date on all the latest and greatest in plumbing work. That’s why we want to take some time to shine some light on your water heater today.

Your water heater is the unsung hero of your home. You use it every day, and it’s the source of lots of energy expenditure. We know that you’re not looking at your water heater every day, but it’s important that you pay attention to it and act quickly if there’s something wrong with it. If you want a great water heater in Stafford, TX, make sure you come to our professionals today.

Troubling Water Heater Signs

Here are a few signs that something isn’t right with your home’s water heater:


  • Dirty Water

You’re standing in the shower and you notice that your water isn’t clear. It’s pouring down over your body and it has a little dingy brown tint to it. You don’t know what’s going on, but you know something is wrong. Dirty water is a sign of a failing water heater. Call our professionals when you notice it.

  • Smelly Water

Does your water give off a foul odor? Smelly water is a real problem. It means your water heater is having trouble internally and it’s carrying down to your spouts. This isn’t a problem you want to put off addressing.

  • Foul Tasting Water

How does your water taste? Does it taste a “off?” This is an issue and you need to call us for the work that you need.

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Odd Noises:

  • Popping

You walk by your water heater and notice this odd, popping noise. You might think this sound is quite strange coming from a water heater, but it just means that you’re having trouble with sediment build up in your house: a thick layer of mineral content from the water flowing into the plumbing. It’s a problem and you need to address it fast.

  • Rumbling

Rumbling is another sound that happens when your water heater isn’t properly flushed. Backed up sediment is a problem. Make sure that you contact our professionals to flush your water heater on a regular basis. It will help you avoid problems like this in the future.

  • Sizzling

A sizzling noise coming from your water heater means that you’re having trouble with the water flow. The water heater might have a leak. The sizzling sound you’re hearing is your hot water hitting some cool material in your home. Don’t ignore this! It can quickly become disastrous.

  • Ticking

You walk by your water heater and your unit is ticking like a clock. This is a sign that you’re having trouble with your water heater’s energy efficiency. You need to come to our professionals to fix it.

Contact Doug Turner Plumbing CO. today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. Services you can depend on!

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