Water heaters are a major appliance in the home that people seldom think about. However, they depend water heaters daily for showering, washing dishes, doing the laundry and much more. When your water heater fails to work properly, people in your home feel inconvenienced and often become frustrated when they have to take lukewarm showers or wash their hair with cold water. Call us for water heater repair Emmaus PA to avoid these and other problems.
The following are 3 water heater problems to watch out for:
Lack Of Hot Water
If there is not any hot water coming from the faucet in the shower, kitchen or bathroom sink, it could be that the pilot light has gone out. It could also be due to a problem with the thermostat or with the gas pilot control valve. In addition, the thermocouple may need to be tightened or replaced. Newer water heaters may need to be flushed, but older units might need to be replaced. To be certain, it best to contact Robinson Plumbing to inspect the water heater. We will find and fix the source of the trouble.
If the water tank is making strange noises such as rumbling, gurgling, banging, knocking or whining or if it sounds like water is boiling, it is very likely that the water heater will need to be repaired or replaced. Typically, loud sounds mean that a large quantity of sediment has built-up over a period of years inside the water tank.
In many cases, flushing the tank will fix the problem if the system is less than ten years old. If sediment is not the problem, it could be a problem with the heating element or with the valves. Odd sounds are a sure sign that there is a problem with the water heater that needs to be checked out by a qualified and trained plumber as soon as possible.
Water leaking from the hot water tank also indicates that there is a problem that needs to be fixed immediately. If there is water pooling or standing near the water tank, it will need to be replaced by a professional plumber right away.
In most cases, leaking water strongly indicates that the water heater is cracked. If so, it will need to be replaced in a timely manner. Not doing so could lead to flooding and cause major damage to the home. Call Robins Plumbing right away if your tank is leaking water.
These are three signs of water heater problems that should never be ignored. If any of these indications of trouble are observed, it is best to have them addressed by a well qualified and reputable plumbing company right away. Robinson Plumbing can handle all of your water heater repair problems. Our plumbing technicians are well trained and have the skills and know-how to safely correct any problems.