Common Water Heater Problems & Their Solutions
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Common Water Heater Problems & Their Solutions

Common Water Heater Problems & Their Solutions

Hot water is a necessity for homeowners, both for cleaning and comfort. Some people may be okay with cold showers, but that’s probably the exception and not the rule. When you’re experiencing water heater problems, you want a professional plumber to handle the issue quickly and efficiently. Masters Heating & Cooling can complete your water heater repair quickly and efficiently.

Some Of The Most Common Water Heater Problems And Their Solutions Include:

  • No hot water: If you have no hot water at all, first check for a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. If the electrical power hasn’t been interrupted, the problem may be with your thermostat, a malfunctioning heating element or a broken dip tube. Call Masters Heating & Cooling plumber for a water heater repair.
  • Inadequate hot water: If your water heater isn’t producing enough hot water, it could be because the tank is too small, the thermostat setting is too low or there’s a buildup of sediment in the tank. Increase the thermostat setting or flush the tank to remove sediment.
  • Water that’s too hot: If the water from your heater is uncomfortably hot, the thermostat could be set too high. Lower the setting to a safe and comfortable temperature.
  • Leaks: Leaks from a water heater can be caused by a damaged tank, loose connections or a faulty pressure relief valve. Turn off the power or gas supply to the heater and call Masters Heating & Cooling today to schedule one of our professional plumbers to repair or replace the damaged component.
  • Strange noises: A buildup of sediment in the tank can cause the water heater to make banging or popping noises. Flush the tank to remove the sediment and avoid further damage.
  • Rusty water: Rusty water can be a sign that the inside of your water heater tank is corroded, which can be caused by age or a buildup of sediment. Consider a water heater replacement if your water heater is older or if the rust is extensive.
  • Pilot light won’t stay lit: If you have a gas water heater and the pilot light won’t stay lit, you may have a faulty thermocouple or a clogged pilot tube. It could also be as simple as a draft in the room. You can easily check for drafts on your own. For pilot tube issues or to replace the thermocouple, call Masters Heating & Cooling.

If you’re unsure about how to address any of these issues, it’s best to call a professional plumber for assistance. Masters Heating & Cooling can handle your water heater repair or replacement. Call today.

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