Every home has a water heater that allows for the hot water to be used throughout the cold days of winter. These taps are often taken for granted and people tend to forget that they have them, even though they use them every day! Over time, some problems may develop in your water heater; you’ll know when this occurs because it will begin to make odd sounds or leak! It is always advisable to contact a professional when such problems arise because trying to fix it on your own can be quite tricky and difficult. You probably don’t want to risk getting injured or possibly starting a fire, right?
Take a look at the guide below in case you don’t know what to do.
Water Heater Problems
No matter what type of water heater you have, be it an electric or gas water heater, problems can develop with either. If your water heater suddenly begins to leak, call us immediately. We have professionally experienced plumbing technicians who will handle any of the problems listed below that could arise with your specific brand of water heater regardless of the cause!
1. Water Heater Leaks
Leaks can happen at any number of places in a water heater. If it’s from the top, it may mean that the inlet pipe or valve is leaking. If leaks are occurring at the bottom, it means that you need to replace your tank.
2. No hot water
The usual suspects for the nonproduction of warm or hot water could be faulty wiring, tripping off of the breaker or the failure of the heating element. In this case it is best left to a professional hand because your attempt to bring back service will cause more damage than good.
3. Not Hot Enough Water
When you notice the water of your water heater isn’t as hot as usual, it’s important not to attempt to adjust the thermostat yourself because changes have most likely been made at the factory and can’t be changed. This is where a plumber needs to be called in to help you fix the problem because they have the knowledge and resources on hand to either restore or replace your water heater. The problem can also be as a result of a faulty thermostat or loose wiring. The problem can also be as a result of a faulty thermostat or loose wiring.
4. Too Hot Water
The thermostat can also be to blame for this. The temperature is too high, and the house has become exceedingly uncomfortable.
5. Recovery Time Is Too Long
One of the most commonly overlooked aspects that can lead to your water heater failing is the recovery time it takes for your tank to fill up again. If you notice your recovery time has been slower than usual, then it might be a good idea to contact a plumber before you experience any other issues or problems with your water heater.
6. Strange Noise From The Water Heater
Strange noises coming from the water heater might be a sign of scale build up on the heating element, deposits on the bottom of the tank, or even a leak somewhere. To avoid escalating the problem, call for help immediately your notice this, for professional help.
Installing A Water Heater
When installing a new water heater in your home, it’s crucial that you have the help of an emergency plumber to avoid having to deal with any unexpected issues. Installing a gas water heater will require precision and expertise because there are some steps taken by our team first before the installation even gets underway that include effectively understanding how to safely test for gas leaks for example. An exacting eye must be cast over every step of the water heater installation process whether it’s a gas or electrical one in order to eliminate the risk of problems in the future.
Servicing A Water Heater
Water heaters can have problems at any given time and this may be frustrating. It’s best to call for a plumbing technician so that you can find and mend the underlying issues quickly and easily if they arise.
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