Water Heater Repairs: Keeping You Warm for December
With December just around the corner, early morning showers are sure to make waking up in the morning a bit of a concern. At no other time of the year is water heating more essential.
The problem, though, is that most homeowners leave their water heaters inactive during the rest of the year. In time, they can develop problems that may compromise how well they work when the time comes that hot water becomes a necessity.
Homeowners can often solve water heater concerns by simply adjusting the thermostat to ideal levels. Always remember to shut the heating element off during extended periods of inactivity. Not only will it save you from massive electric bills, it can also prolong your heater’s life.
Noisy water heating units with their loud creaks, knocks, and bangs can be a source of problems at home. Sediment buildup is the most common cause of these loud noises.
Sometimes, though, the water heating element may simply be burnt out. In case you have already flushed the tank, checked the insides and are still hearing loud noises, it may be time to replace your tank’s heating element.
Most of the time, homeowners will not know whether or not their water heaters are in trouble, unless it is too late. With these symptoms, you can get a good warning sign that it may be time to check on them and call the professionals for a necessary maintenance work. While you can indeed do some DIY work, you may miss out on important details and even cause more problems than a solution.
Perry Plumbing is the plumbing company that has been serving the San Diego area since 1977. Contact us today if you have a plumbing problem in your house that is causing concern and requires the assistance of the professionals.