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. Some of the domestic uses of hot water include bathing, cooking, cleaning and space heating. The common method of heating water for domestic use utilize kettles, water heaters, pot, cauldrons or coppers, however these water vessels do not produce a continual supply of hot water. Water heaters or hot water heaters are the appliances providing a steady supply of hot water. Electric water heater are affected by different water repair situations, and they require purchasing of inexpensive parts and some is an understanding of the mechanism of water heaters. 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. For water heater that don’t have hot water, it is important to first check the circuit breaker which are two pole breaker in your circuit breaker panel. You need to also check the thermostat, element or limit switch as well as loose water heater 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. Make some simple adjustments in the thermostat if it takes too long to reheat the water, but if it fails check any problems with lower element or 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. A water heater that brings out too hot water may be caused by malfunctioning of thermostat or improperly sealed thermostat.
Noisy heating elements may be a result of having the wrong water heater elements or build up of scale on the elements, requiring cleaning or 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 helps in preventing bacteria build up that causes foul odor coming out from water heater, as well as replacement of the anode rod with a different metal. For leaking pressure relief valve, it may be caused by something getting into it or valves that won’t seat properly, so the best solution is to have the valve replaced. If you are too busy to repair your water heater, please contact us so we can help you out.