10711970_sHot water heaters are great when they work properly. They allow you to easily wash dishes and clothing, as well as take a hot shower before work or a relaxing bath after. Unfortunately, though, hot water heaters don’t last forever and, sooner or later, need to be repaired or replaced.

Here are some signs that you may need to consider a water heater repair – or even replacement:

  • Little or no hot water comes out of the faucet, even when it’s been open for a while.
  • The supply of hot water runs out a lot faster than it used to.
  • There is water accumulating around the base of your water heater or in nearby areas.
  • Hot water has an orange or reddish tint to it, possibly indicating serious rusting inside the hot water heater.
  • The heater makes clanging or other strange noises while operating.

If you are in need of water heater repair, don’t entrust it to just anyone. North Carolina, like all states, has its fair share of chancers and fly-by-night operators. Make sure you only deal with a reputable, licensed contractor.