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Plumbing Services: All You Need to Know About Water Heater Repair

The thermodynamic process of water heating, utilizes energy source for heating water above the initial temperature. The household uses of hot water may include bathing, cooking, cleaning and space heating. Typical household uses kettles, water heaters, pot, cauldrons or coppers, but these types of water vessels don’t produce a steady supply of hot water in a preset temperature. Water heaters are also called hot water heaters, hot water tanks, heat exchangers, boilers, calorifiers or geysers, are the appliances providing a steady supply of hot water. Water repair situations affect electric water heaters that involve an understanding of their mechanisms and requiring purchasing of inexpensive parts. In this article, we will share some troubleshooting tips for any water heater problem.

The common problems of water heaters include no water, water is not hot enough, takes too long to reheat, water that’s too hot, noisy heating elements, black or rusty, colored water, foul odor, and leaking pressure relief valve. Check the circuit breaker that’s should be a two pole breaker in your circuit breaker panel for water heater that don’t have hot water. It is also a must to check the element, thermostat or limit switch as well as loose wiring. It is essential to check the thermostat, the heating elements, loose wiring and dip tube, if there’s no enough hot water coming out from your water heater. Usually, simple adjustments on the thermostat resolves the problem with too long to reheat water, however if it fails, check possibility of problems with lower elements or lower thermostat, as well as sediment build up in the bottom part of the tank. For water that’s too hot, you need to locate the thermostat and change it to appropriate settings. Another possible cause why the water is too hot is malfunctioning of thermostat or a thermostat that’s not sealed properly.

The result of having the wrong water heater elements or build up of scale on the elements is noisy heating elements, that requires cleaning and replacement. A dissolved anode or scale build up of elements results to black or rusty colored water, so it is better to clean or replace the elements. Flushing of the tank or replacement of the anode rod with a different metal helps bacteria build up that causes foul odor coming out from water heater. Repairing hot water heater pressure relief valve is just simple replacing it, and the installation won’t really take more than an hour. If you don’t have the time to research and repair your water heater, you may contact us to help you out.