5 Signs You Need to Get a Water Heater Repair
The appliances in your home will inevitably get worn down from use. However, worn appliances don’t always need replacement. If your water heater is run down, it may just need some repair work to get it running like new. However, you have to know what a worn water heater looks like before you can get it fixed. Being able to spot these signs can help you avoid water damage and paying through the nose for additional repairs.
Here are five warning signs that you should schedule a water heater repair session:
One of the biggest problems for any tank-based water heater is when the tank starts leaking. However, you may not notice the leaking unless you give the water heater regular visual inspections. In some cases, the leaking can come from the fittings, temperature release valve, or connections. Leaking from those areas is easily fixed, but a leaking tank can’t be repaired, only replaced.
Water heaters are supposed to heat water, so you know it has a problem if it isn’t doing its job. Some possible reasons for this depend on the water heater’s energy source. Gas models may require you to light the pilot light again, while electrical models may need you to check the circuit breaker. At very low temperatures, pipes and tanks that are badly-insulated can freeze, making it harder to get hot water. Some of the other sources of heating problems include worn heating elements, a faulty thermostat, or sediment build-up.
There are a few different sources of rusty water, but you’ll have to check your faucets to see where it’s coming from. When the rust is only in your hot water, your water tank may be internally rusting. However, if there’s rust in your cold water as well, the rust is coming from a pipe. Wherever the rust is coming from, it’s important to call us quickly. A similar problem, cloudy water, is caused by a mineral buildup in the tank. This is usually fixable by flushing your tank, but be warned. Flushing a poorly-maintained water heater’s tank might unplug a hole in the tank that was filled with mineral sediment.
Hard water problems
Hard water can do a lot worse than drying out your skin when you wash. Minerals that build up around a water heater’s heating elements can make them less effective or cause it to overheat. Also, built-up minerals can clog pipes, lower water pressure, and keep you from getting hot water. In the worst cases, the minerals can corrode your tank to the point where it starts leaking. A water softener and other water quality solutions can help with these problems.
All major appliances make some occasional noises. However, you should keep an ear out for loud popping, crackling, or rumbling noises. Sediment and minerals in the water heater tank can build up around the heating element, making it less efficient as the build-up makes it harder to heat the water. The noises you hear are caused by heated air pockets in the hardened sediment. Unless you flush and thoroughly clean the tank, the minerals can eventually cause a leak.
Why call Climate Control Experts to keep my plumbing in top condition?
For years, Climate Control Experts has proudly served our community, and we’re extremely proud to be the team that Las Vegas has come to trust and depend on when they need quality repairs quickly. Our mission is to provide all residents of Las Vegas and the neighboring areas with the highest standards and quality of indoor comfort. We do this by offering top-notch services and products, as well as by educating our customers and protecting our integrity at all times. As such, you can always be sure that we are determined to serve you in the best way we can, and we will certainly stop at nothing until you are fully satisfied with our services. Call Climate Control Experts today to learn more about keeping your water heater in good condition!