Over 10 years of service with water heater problems
Your water heater usually goes hangs around going unnoticed and under-appreciated. If you’re like most of us, as long as the heater is delivering hot water on demand, you don’t bother to check on it. However, like other mechanical systems in your home, water heaters need regular maintenance in order to function properly. If your water heater is malfunctioning, let Carlos the Plumber handle it.
Spotting Water Heater Problems
Some water heater problems can be fixed at home, while others you must contact a professional.
Here’s a list of common water heater problems:
- Too little hot water. A water tank that produces too little hot water is one of the many common water heater problems you may encounter. This can sometimes be solved by turning up the temperature on the tank’s thermostat. Caution: it do not turn temp too high!
- No hot water. If you don’t get any hot water when you turn on the hot water faucets and your water heater is gas-powered, the most likely problem is a pilot light that has blown out. Unless you have such training, you’re well-advised to let a pro handle this repair.
- Water Smells. Smelly hot water usually means that the water has become infected with bacteria. If both the hot and cold water coming out of your fixtures is smelly, the cause is more than likely not related to your water heater.
- A noisy water tank. If your water tank is making noise, it could be a sign of one of several problems. Having a service professional replace the heating element should solve the situation.
- Leaking tank. Unfortunately, once your tank starts to leak, it’s finished and it’s time for a new one. Leaks, even small ones, are not something you want to ignore. You certainly don’t want a 30 or 60-gallon tank draining in your basement or utility room. At the first sign of a leak, contact Carlos the Plumber right away!