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All You Need to Know About Water Heater Repair

The thermodynamic process of water heating, utilizes energy source for heating water above the initial temperature. The household uses of hot water may include bathing, cooking, cleaning and space heating. Typical household uses kettles, water heaters, pot, cauldrons or coppers, but these types of water vessels don’t produce a steady supply of hot water in a preset temperature. Water heaters or hot water heaters are the appliances providing a steady supply of hot water. Water repair situations affect electric water heaters that involve an understanding of their mechanisms and requiring purchasing of inexpensive parts. In this article, we will share some troubleshooting tips for any water heater problem.

Water heater issues include noisy heating elements, black or rusty, colored water, foul odor, no water, water is not hot enough, takes too long to reheat, water that’s too hot, and leaking pressure relief valve. For water heater that do not have hot water, you need to check the circuit breaker that’s should be a two pole breaker in your circuit breaker panel. You need to also check the thermostat, element or limit switch as well as loose water heater wiring. It is essential to check the thermostat, the heating elements, loose wiring and dip tube, if there’s no enough hot water coming out from your water heater. Usually, simple adjustments on the thermostat resolves the problem with too long to reheat water, however if it fails, check possibility of problems with lower elements or lower thermostat, as well as sediment build up in the bottom part of the tank. If the water is too hot, check the thermostat that may be set too high, so locate the thermostat and change to appropriate settings. A water heater that brings out too hot water may be caused by malfunctioning of thermostat or improperly sealed thermostat.

Noisy heating elements may be a result of having the wrong water heater elements or build up of scale on the elements, requiring cleaning or replacement. A dissolved anode or scale build up of elements results to black or rusty colored water, so it is better to clean or replace the elements. Flushing of the tank or replacement of the anode rod with a different metal helps bacteria build up that causes foul odor coming out from water heater. It is easy to repair water heater pressure relief valve by just simply replacing it, and the replacement won’t really take more than an hour. If you’re too busy to undergo a water heater repair, you may contact us to help you out.