Common Reasons for a Water Heater Repair

AC Repair

If you need water heater repair, give us a call. While water heaters are not intended to last forever, it may be possible to increase their lifespan by simply repairing any issues. Most homeowners take immediate steps to replace their water heater once it stops working properly. If the heat is not consistent or it takes too long for the water to warm up, it is natural for a homeowner to assume that the water heater has simply run its course and it is time to buy a new one.

In most cases, we can fix appliances and extend their lifespan as long as a professional is on the job. We recommend giving us a call when there is a sign of an issue since the earlier we complete water heater repairs, the more likely it is that it can be fixed. Some of the indications that a repair may be necessary include:

  • water pressure not being high enough
  • water being too cold
  • water heat fading quickly when more than one person is showering
  • water heater turning off completely

In any of these instances, giving us a call makes it possible for us to inspect the water heater and identify the problem. Some common issues with water heaters include:

#1. Pilot light being out

One of the most simple things to fix is to relight the pilot light. If it goes out, the water heater will not heat and the water will simply remain cold. Fortunately, this is an incredibly easy fix. However, many people still prefer for us to replace the pilot light in order to avoid potential problems.

Also, if the water heater runs on electricity and the fuse blows, the water heater will no longer work. Check a circuit breaker first to see if this is the issue.

#2. Too much sediment

Sediment can build up at the bottom of the water heater and as it does, it can leave less space for water itself, preventing enough water from remaining warm at all times. This sediment can decrease water pressure, as well. Additionally, a build-up of sentiment can lead to that nasty rotten egg smell.

#3. The thermostat needs to be replaced

Water heaters have thermostats just like a thermostat in the home to control the air temperature. If the raising or lowering of the air temperature is not affecting the water heater, it may not be functioning properly and may need replacement.

#4. Leaks from too much pressure

Excessive pressure can be the result of the pressure relief valve not working properly or overheating. If the pressure on the T&P valve is too much, the water heater will begin to leak and it will need to be replaced.

These are only a few reasons that people often need a water heater repair. It is best to give us a call as soon as possible so that we can come out, inspect the tank and the heat source supplying it before making a recommendation regarding what should be done for the repair. We are available at a moment's notice, so give us a call today.