Most common Water Heater Problems
Water heaters generally go unnoticed until a problem arises. As long as they continue providing hot water, we rarely ever have them inspected. However, similar to other mechanical appliances in our house, it’s crucial to have regular maintenance on water heaters as well. That ensures that they perform optimally. Although there are specific water heater issues than we can fix ourselves, there are particular issues best left in the hands of licensed professionals.
We at QUINNAIR Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. are one of the leading operators in the industry, providing our clients with high-quality and reliable services. Here are a few of the most common water heater problems you should be aware of:
Less Hot Water
A heater that produces limited hot water is probably one of the most common issues that homeowners face. A simple yet effective way to fix this is by turning up the temperature on the heater’s thermostat. However, you must be careful while doing this as water at a higher temperature is a scalding hazard.
Noisy Water Tank
A noisy water tank could be a sign of many different problems. The most probable cause for this is a collection of sediment at the bottom of the tank. The heat causes the residue to burn. In such cases, your only option is to drain the tank entirely. It’s a relatively straightforward procedure, and you should consider doing this once a year as part of your regular maintenance. Also, your water tank could be making noise if the heating element is slowly burning out as well. Call in an expert to handle the replacement of the heating element.
No Hot Water
If you have a gas-powered water heater that doesn’t produce hot water when you turn the faucet, the problem could be related to a blown-out pilot light. The cause can either be a faulty pilot control valve or a defective thermocouple. In the case of a gas-powered heater, the thermocouple might be the cause of the problem, and this component may need replacement. A licensed professional can handle this job with ease.
Once you notice a leak in the tank, your only option is to have it replaced with a new one. You should not ignore minor leaks, and you should deal with them immediately. Call in a professional at the first sign of a hole in your tank.
Why Call In Experts?
You can save a ton of money by knowing when to call in an expert, and when to handle repairs yourself. Even basic knowledge of troubleshooting makes a huge difference. Plumbing professionals have the skill and expertise to handle all kinds of jobs with the utmost efficiency. They are trained experts in the field, and can quickly determine the cause of a problem. They will provide you with all the necessary information on how to prevent these issues from occurring.
For any more information on the different kinds of water heater problems and how to troubleshoot them, feel free to contact QUINNAIR Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. at +1-303-980-3788. You can also send us your queries through this Online Form.