5 Reasons to Call for Water Heater Repair in Massachusetts | Papalia

When it comes to your appliances, they all share a simple trait: they all get worn down over time. However, just because an appliance is worn down doesn’t mean you immediately need to buy a replacement. Any appliance, such as your tank water heater, may simply need a repair job from our expert Massachusetts technicians. However, preventing a breakdown in the first place can cost you less, so it’s good to know when your water heater is having problems. If you can catch these issues early, you can save a lot of time and money from a potential breakdown.

Here are five signs your water heater needs a repair in your Massachusetts home:

Rusty water

If your home’s water looks and tastes rusty, there are two things that can be causing it. If only your hot water is rusty, the inside of your water heater is likely rusted. However, if all of your water is affected, the corrosion problem is with one of your pipes. Whatever is causing it, a call to Papalia Home Services should be your first step. Meanwhile, if your water is cloudy or smells strange, you likely have a mineral buildup in your water heater’s tank. This can generally be fixed by flushing your tank, but be careful. If you haven’t provided regular maintenance in a few years, flushing the tank might open up a hole that was filled with mineral sediment.

Mineral problems

Speaking of minerals in the water, they can do a lot more than making the water smell strange. When minerals build up around the heating elements, it can make it hard to heat water or even overheat the tank. In addition, minerals can also block the pipes that carry hot water. In extreme cases, minerals can corrode the inside of the tank and eventually cause a leak. If the water pressure in your home seems low, that might be the reason.

Strange noises

As a major appliance, it’s inevitable that your water heater will make some noise. However, loud popping, crackling, or rumbling noises are signs that you should call Papalia Home Services. The build-up of sediment in your tank is making it hard for it to do its job. If the tank doesn’t get a flushing and thorough cleaning, the tank may corrode from the inside out and start leaking.

Heating problems

As the name implies, your water heater is supposed to heat up your home’s water. If it isn’t doing its job properly, then that means you have a problem on your hands. Gas models might need a pilot light lit up while electrical models necessitate a trip to the circuit breaker. On a particularly cold day, the pipes and tank might freeze and need some insulation. However, if the unit isn’t working despite having power or fuel, the problem might be a worn heating element, faulty thermostat, or sediment build-up.


Leaks are an obvious issue for any tank-based water heater. However, you may not notice that your tank is leaking unless you give it frequent visual inspections. If you do see water around your tank, check around the fittings, temperature release valve, and connections for leaks. If you don’t find any, then your tank might have a leak and need to be replaced.

Why call Papalia to keep my water heater working its best?

When you choose Papalia Home Services for water heater repair and replacement services, you’re choosing a top-rated, family-owned company that’s been serving Boston’s Metro West for more than 26 years. We’re dedicated to keeping our customers happy by providing the very best water heater repair and replacement services for their homes or businesses. We offer highly trained professionals, award-winning service, affordable prices and warranties, and much more. Call Papalia Home Services today to lean more about our water heater services!

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