Many small office buildings are designed with similar appliances to houses, including a small to midsize water heater. Unlike large industrial hot water heaters which are built with incredible durability, small office hot water heaters can often run into the same maintenance issues as your home heater. This can cause disaster during the workweek if proper maintenance is not scheduled.
The best way to keep your office hot water heater in working order is to check for the signs of deterioration. If you notice any of these changes, contact your MaintenX technician immediately:
The temperature of your running water isn’t getting as hot.
If your hot water heater is losing efficiency, it won’t be able to heat water to high temperatures. If you used to be able to get scalding hot water from your faucets and now only reach a warm temperature, it may be a sign that your hot water heater is reaching the end of its service life.
You see sediment deposits/cloudy water in the faucets or sinks.
This is a clear sign that your hot water heater is corroding or that there is another internal issue that needs to be addressed. Cloudy water is not safe to use, even for washing your hands. If you start to notice mineral deposits or corrosion around the drain, or see that the water from your faucets is cloudy, the hot water heater may be to blame.
The heater is making loud banging noises.
If your office hot water heater is making noise, there is a serious problem inside. The most common reason for this noise is that air bubbles are escaping from a layer of sediment at the bottom of the heater. When the air bubbles are released, they make a lot of noise and are a clear sign that the sediment is reaching a level of concern.
The tank is leaking or corroded at the bottom.
A leaking hot water heater will cause many problems, from damage to the appliance itself to mold, mildew, and corrosion of the area around it. This can lead to disaster if not addressed early on.
If you are experiencing any of these issues with your hot water heater, it’s time to call your MaintenX team. We offer quick emergency repair service and will help you create a preventative maintenance plan so you never run into the same issues again.
Contact us today to learn more!