A failed water heater doesn’t seem like a big deal until you have to take an ice shower. The water heater runs continuously 24 hours a day, all year round. Given its increased force, it is expected that it will ultimately malfunction. The importance of this equipment is instantly apparent if your faucets and showers only provide cold water.
If the water is not as warm as it should be, your water heater may need to be repaired. Before choosing if you need to call a Fairfax plumber, there are a few things you should consider. If the temperature settings have been accidentally changed, check the water heater. If the thermostat is set to vacation mode or another low setting, your water may not be heating up. Check the weather outside your home as well. In cases when the surrounding temperature is shallow, the water entering your tank may sometimes be pretty frigid. Your tank may have trouble adequately warming the water up from outside temperatures if you’ve been using a lot of hot water rapidly. If you don’t think the temperature settings or the ambient air are to blame for the lukewarm water, your water heater may be broken. A conventional electric storage water heater has two parts that work together to heat the water. If one of the portions is dented, the water from your hot faucet can be lukewarm rather than desirable. A burner inside a gas water heater heats the water. Thus, lukewarm water may mean that your burner needs to be changed.
Shortage of Lasting Hot Water
Have you noticed that your hot water seems to be depleting considerably more quickly than usual? Even if you were the first one to use hot water that day, is it already becoming ice cold? If you used to take ten minute showers and all suddenly, the hot water runs out in half the time or less, your water heater might require repairs. The quick loss of hot water might indicate that your water heater has a broken element or another serious problem.
Your water heater’s tank bottom may sometimes accumulate silt. As a consequence of heat exposure, that sediment may eventually become harder. Once that silt has formed, it might cause substantial internal damage to your water heater and severely impair its performance. If you hear rattling or rumbling coming from your water heater, it has to be examined and repaired by an expert as soon as possible.
A water heater leak might cause significant damage to your home. Even the most minor leaks have the potential to become larger and cause water damage or the growth of mould in your home. Any of these significant problems must be prevented by ensuring that minor leaks are addressed as soon as they are identified. Small leaks, though, may sometimes be challenging to locate. Make it a habit to regularly inspect the area surrounding your water heater for the water. If you find any water, carefully review the nearby fixtures and pipelines to identify its source. If the water comes back but still cannot find a leak, call a professional for help.
Rough water or rust colored water may be dripping from your hot water faucet, which indicates that your water heater may be damaged and internally rusting. But rusty water might also be a sign of corroded pipes. An expert can help you determine the root of your rusty water and make the required repairs, so that clean water is again running through your home.
To have your water heater serviced or replaced, call a professional as soon as you see any warning signs. Your water heater may eventually stop working entirely if you overlook any of these problems, which would be highly annoying and inconvenient. In a worst case scenario, a malfunctioning water heater can eventually burst, flooding your home and causing severe damage.