Water Heater Repair
When your water heater stops making hot water, you want to make sure you understand the reason. It is always best to hire an experienced water heater repair specialist to handle the troubleshooting, repair, and replacement of these appliances in your home or office. USA Plumbing Plus employs expert plumbers; plumbers that will help you determine if you are in need of water heater repair or replacement. Without that experience, you can find yourself throwing good money after bad parts, while running into the same issues over and over again. Besides leaks, the most common problem with water heaters is their inability to create and maintain high enough temperatures for water. There are a number of reasons that your water heater may not be providing hot enough water: a failing thermostat or heating element, pipes that need insulation, or a faulty gas burner, thermocouple, or pilot assembly. And, if you happen to notice that you just don’t have as much hot water as you used to, or if you hear popping and rumbling coming from the hot water tank, you’ve probably got sediment built up. Flushing the tank can help this problem, and it is one of the many services our plumbers will provide for you when you call on us for water heater repair and maintenance. Our area has aggressive water which depletes an anode rod in 2-3 years. We recommend you check and replace the anode rod (if necessary) every 2 years.
Other common water heater repairs include:
The pilot light on your gas water heater flickers out
The circuit breaker for your electric hot water heater continues to trip
The heating or burning element fails
The thermostat breaks
The valve in the hot water heater sticks
Another common water heater repair issue is no hot water. If you have a gas heater and there is no hot water this can usually be attributed to the pilot light going out. You can light the pilot light yourself, however if you have never done it or are not sure how you should go about it, do not hesitate to call a professional from USA Plumbing Plus. When you are dealing with gas water heaters it can be very dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing. However if you find that you have no hot water with an electric tank it would be a good idea to check your breaker to see if the breaker has tripped. In the instance that there is not enough hot water and you have ensured that the tank is not leaking, you can flush the tank so that mineral deposits are not reducing its efficiency. Generally as your heater ages sediment build-up will occur, decreasing the amount of hot water that the heater can produce. This is when flushing the tank is necessary for a quick water heater repair. These are just a couple of common issues that most people have experienced with both electric and gas water heaters. If you have an issue that is outside of these listed above, you should immediately contact a professional from USA Plumbing Plus. Often, all you need is a quick water heater repair.
Water Heater Leaks
This is the most common water heater issue that customers call USA Plumbing Plus about. There is usually a leak when there is a puddle around the bottom of the water heater. When a leak occurs, this is usually due to a crack in the internal tank and replacement is necessary. Over a period of time water minerals can react with steel, which will corrode the heating tanks. Once this occurs, it is necessary for a replacement to occur. Sometimes however, you may not have to replace the entire water heater. Call a plumbing professional from USA Plumbing Plus. If the leak originates from the top it may be able to be repaired by replacing a water heater part.
Water Heaters are necessities in our daily lives. It supplies all of our warm water needs, from cooking to bathing. There are common water heater issues shared by homeowners across the nation. Sometimes there is a leak in the water heater tank or no hot water. Most have encountered water heater problems at least once as a homeowner. Listed below are the causes of some of these common water heater problems and how one can take proactive measures against expensive repair or replacement.