Hot Water Heater Repair

What should I do?

Call Trusted Handyman Services at (801) 602-3710 to replace your worn out Water Heater!  We give FREE estimates.

The average life of a water heater in Utah due to hard water deposits is about 10 years.  What does this mean?  Unless you use a water softener, and very often even if you do, sediment will build up in your water heater causing many problems such as leaks, poor heating, smelly water, and water that is brownish or rust colored in appearance.

How do you know if your water heater is broken? Call the professionals at Trusted Handyman Utah for a free estimate!

Below is some more information to help you decide whether you need to call us at (801) 602-3710:

Repairing a water heater unit.

Poor Water Quality

Minerals, debris, and sediment in your city water supply can collect in the bottom of your water heater’s tank over time. This build up will product rusty, discolored water over time. You may also notice an unpleasant odor, or that your water has a metallic taste. Very often, it happens when you first turn on your faucet.

Leaky Tank

Leaks are probably the first problem you may notice . A leaky water heater is a sure waning that there is an internal failure and that your water heater needs to be looked at right away. If you see lots of water around the bottom of your heater, it could mean a flood is literally coming. Call Trusted Handyman to fix this as soon as possible to avoid extensive water damage.

Temperature Not Consistent

Do you notice hot water not lasting as long as it used to when more than one persons are using hot water at the same time? Or if your washing machine is being used at the same time another appliance or person is using hot water? Inconsistent hot water temperature is sign of a hot water heater going out.

In some cases, you might be able to turn the adjustable temperature knob on your heater to a higher setting to maintain a steady supply of hot water, but that could be dangerous, especially if there are young children in the home who could get burned by higher than normal water temperature.

Water Takes Forever to Heat Up

If it seems to take ages for your water to get hot, it could indicate an issue with the thermostat or heating element. This may also indicate an accumulation of sediment in the tank. If replacing the thermostat or heating element, or flushing the tank doesn’t solve the problem, it may be time to replace the unit.

Strange Noises Coming from Tank

It is not unusual for a water heater to make sounds, especially when the burner unit is activating in order to heat the water. However, there are certain noises such as creaking, rattling, banging, knocking or whining that indicate possible signs of trouble. Flushing out the tank can remove the sediment that may be causing the noise, but if this doesn’t work, you may need to replace the heating element.


The life of most water heaters in Utah is about 10 years. If your unit is around this age or older, upgrading to a new unit can actually be a way to save money on a major repair bill.

The best way to know if your water heater should be replaced is to call Trusted Handyman Utah. We are hones, and will find the most economical way for you to have hot water in your home without compromising your safety.

We give free estimates! Please call us at: (801) 602-3710