4 Water Heater Problems You Should Watch Out For
Imagine this. You woke up with a big smile on your face. You’re in a good mood and you felt that something wonderful is going to happen. You had a high-protein breakfast, read a good book, and enjoyed a perfect cup of coffee. You’re sure that this day would be great (or so you thought). But as you got in the shower, you get hit with ice cold water. That moment you realized how important a water heater is.
Most homeowners don’t realize the importance of equipment maintenance until they experience the negative consequences. We all know water heaters are a pricey component in a home’s plumbing system, and ignoring its need for repair can only lead to costlier problems. To keep your water heating system running properly, you need to look out for some warning signs. Read on to know how you can diagnose those problems.
Not Enough Hot Water
One of the most common issues you’ll notice with water heaters is that they produce water that’s not hot enough. Have no worry, as fixing it is often simple. Try adjusting the thermostat on the unit, then wait for a few minutes. After that, check the water temperature at a faucet. For most homes, the ideal is between 120 to 140 degrees.
If you have no hot water at all, however, the burner or the heating element is probably defective. Though you can replace the components by yourself, it’s still best to call a professional to get your equipment functioning properly once again.
Another thing to watch out for is leaks. See if there’s a water dripping near the unit. The culprit can be either loose valves or a corroded water tank. A water heater has a limited life span, and the growing need of your family can affect the life of the equipment. It’s advisable to replace it with a new, top quality one.
Creaks and Whines
Is your water heater making some strange gurgling sounds? Most noise problems are due to sediment, which builds up inside the water tank. But if you’ve removed the sediment and you’re still hearing bangs or knocks, it could be time to replace your water heating system.
At Perry Plumbing, we have a highly experienced team that can repair and install all major brands and types of water heaters – from tank and electric to tankless and power vent. Contact us today, so we can discuss your home’s plumbing needs.