Best Plumbing Service Provider: 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. There are many domestic uses of hot water which are 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. The appliances that provide a steady supply of hot water in a preset temperature are called water heaters are also called hot water heaters, hot water tanks, heat exchangers, boilers, calorifiers or geysers. 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 discuss water heater troubleshooting tips to help you locate and resolve water heater issues.
The common issues among water heaters that many of us experience include black or rusty, colored water, foul odor, noisy heating elements, no water, water is not hot enough, takes too long to reheat, water that’s too hot, 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. Also check the possibility of problem in the limit switch, thermostat or element, as well as lose wires. If there’s no enough hot water coming out from your water heater, check first the thermostat, the heating elements, loose wiring and dip tube. 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. If the water is too hot, check the thermostat that may be set too high, so locate the thermostat and change to appropriate settings. Too hot water coming out from the water heater may also be caused by malfunctioning of thermostat or a thermostat that’s not sealed properly.
Noisy heating elements may be caused by build up of scale on the elements or having the wrong water heater elements, so it must be either cleaned or replaced. Black or rusty colored water is a result of dissolved anode or scale build up on 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.