Most water heaters last for eight to ten years. Here are some common water heater problems that we see on a regular basis, and what may be causing your issue.
My Water In My House Is Not Getting Hot
When you see this, it’s likely due to serious malfunctioning of your heating unit. If you think your pilot light on a gas unit is not lit, let one of our plumbers inspect the issue for you. If you have an electric unit, the problem is more complicated and definitely needs to be examined by a plumber.
There Is Water On The Floor Near The Water Heater
It is possible that this leak may be from the heating unit, but it could also be leaking from pipes or other nearby appliances. A leak from your furnace drain line, softener line, or other plumbing may be what you see. When you have a leak, a plumber can come and find the leak. They can also fix it.
My Water Heater Is Making Lots of Noises
Eventually, sediment builds up on the bottom of the tank and hardens from being heated and cooled on a daily basis. When the sediment heats up, it knocks against the inside of the tank. That is the noise you hear as a result. When sediment builds up on your water heater, it heats inefficiently because more energy is needed to heat the tank. After some time, the tank will start to wear because it takes a long time for everything to heat up. As the tank wears, small holes and cracks are likely to follow. This is a no-fix problem. You can’t repair the inside part of your unit. In this case, you will need to buy a new one.
I Have A Leaky Water Heater
Leaks can originate from various places. If the leaks are coming from your lines and valves, it may not be a serious problem. If it’s leaking from the bottom of your unit, it may be because the tank has deteriorated over time. In this case, your water heater needs to be replaced.
There is Rusty Water Coming Out of My Faucet
If a water heater leaks rust on only the hot side piping, the inside of the water heater may be corroding and leaking. Replacing the interior tank is not possible. This type of problem cannot be repaired.
Do any of these issues sound like your situation? Then call us. Our plumbers are experts in diagnosing plumbing problems and will help you understand what your options are. So give us a call!