5 UNEXPECTED WATER HEATER TROUBLES AND HOW TO SOLVE THEM

Broken appliances ruin everybody’s day. Among all the appliances that are very important water heater can easily make the top of anybody’s list. So a faulty water heater is indeed an emergency. There are many water heater troubles, we will talk about the 5 most common unexpected water heater troubles and how to solve them instantaneously. 

WHAT KIND OF WATER HEATER IS IT?

Knowing the type of water heater you use always helps. Just knowing whether it is electric or gas powered is usually enough but the more the merrier. There are many sub types, brands, models. A little preliminary knowledge on the type of water heater you use will help you navigate work and understand when an EZ Plumber will talk to you. 

However, the EZ Plumbers are instructed to explain everything to the client in detail before asking them for a decision.

5 UNEXPECTED WATER HEATER PROBLEMS

NOISY WATER HEATER 

Hot water heater noises may be caused by a variety of different things, so it’s important to keep an eye out for them. In most cases, a loud water heater indicates that minor repairs are required. 

Sediment from minerals and hard water scale is generating the “gravel” sounds. Because of the direct heat from the burner below, silt at the bottom of a water heater tank becomes hot. Therefore rumbling sounds can be heard.

The other reason is scale forms on the heating components in an electric water heater over time. Scale and trapped water are cooked by the heat of the elements as they arise.  Popping sounds, crackling noises, or sizzling sounds might be the result of this.

These problems can be solved by flushing your water heater. For flushing your water heater, remove the water supply to your water heater by shutting off the cold water valve Turn the water heater’s thermostat down or off.

 After that, attach a garden hose to the heater’s tank drain valve. Turn on all the hot water faucets. Drain the tank by opening the drain valve on the water heater. Turn on the cold water supply again after draining the tank. A wet/dry vacuum can be used to remove any remaining silt from the drain valve. Open the hot water faucets as long as the water continues to pour out of them before turning them off. Finally, adjust the thermostat on your water heater to your preferred temperature.

NO HOT WATER 

Some of the main reasons for not getting hot water are sediments, problems in the thermostat, and the dip tube. You can resolve this problem by simply:

 

Changing the temperature of your water tank:

Sometimes temperature of the water can fall because of an unexpected click on the temperature control. This may sound funny but this is by far the most common reason. So, whenever the water is cold, you can check that. 

 

Replacing the dip tube: 

Replacing a dip tube is a rather inexpensive endeavor. A Dip tube costs as little as $10-15. Changing a dip tube would cost very little at EZ Plumbing as well. Always for professional plumbers for changing the dip tube. DIY can ruin your water heater unit. 

 

Replacing gas valve:

If your gas valve is faulty replace it as well. A new gas valve will stay good for a long time while supplying adequate hot water every day. 

 

Flushing the tank :

A Flushing tank is a very easy yet effective remedy in most cases. Because sediments are also the reason for no hot water flushing may help. 

Changing the thermostat:

Change the thermostat because the thermostat is the reason for the most water heater problem. Call a professional technician and be done with it.

 All the problem requires a professional plumber. EZ can be your plumber water heater install and  repair water heater in San Diego 

NOT ENOUGH HOT WATER

The reasons for not enough water is as similar as no hot water but it is very much expected that the heating capacity of a water heater will deteriorate as time will go on. If age is not the problem try the remedies above. 

However, one less discussed issue is the weather. Sometimes outside weather can affect the performance of your water heater. So if there is extreme weather outside there is nothing much to do. 

LEAKING TANK 

SOME CAUSES OF WATER HEATER LEAKS ARE 

Loose Drain valve 

Too much pressure

Extreme temperature and pressure relief valve

Old tank

Sediments

 Inlet and outlet connections

 Anode rod

Cracked storage tank

A leaking tank must be repaired instantly by professional plumbers. However, an easy way to combat a leaking tank will include tightening every connection, flushing the sediments out, and replacing the leaking tank altogether.  

 

WATER IS TOO HOT

In this scenario either the temperature setting is too high or the pressure relief valve is broken. It is advised to check the temperature setting and set it to the recommended temperature. Water heaters typically have a temperature setting of 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

The other one is to change or repair the pressure relief valve. The water heater’s pressure relief valve prevents it from overheating by allowing excess steam to be expelled. As a result of a malfunctioning or clogged relief valve, steam will build up inside the water tank. This might lead to it overheating and perhaps bursting under pressure. Check and replace the valve with the assistance of an expert. 

If you are looking for an expert plumber for water heater installation in Los Angelesyou consider EZ Plumbing as it is very affordable. The company also provides ample benefits to its customers. 

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