Water Heater Problem
Water Heater Problem can be solved
Water heater is a pretty simple equipment but when they it stops functioning properly not too many of us know what to do with it. Below are most common water heater problem and solutions.
I don’t have enough hot water
One of the most common and frustrating water heater problems is running out of hot water. Nobody likes a cold shower, so naturally having no hot water can be a huge annoyance. If you are running out of hot water constantly then you might need a bigger tank. Consider upgrading to a larger hot water tank. If your tank is of a sufficient size, there could be leaks in the hot water line or an excess of sediment in the tank.
I don’t get any hot water
If your water heater is gas-powered you might find that your pilot light has gone out. If that is the case you will need to relight it. If you have an electric water heater you should check to see if the breaker has been tripped. If it has, it may not be set to the full “on” position. Flip it off and then back on again. This should solve your water heater problem.
My water heater is leaking
Water heaters have limited life spans. Very common water heater problem is a leaking water heater which can indicate any of several problems, ranging from loose valves to a corroded water tank. First, check the water temperature and make sure the setting is about 120 degrees F. If the valve continues to leak, remove it and examine it for mineral buildup and signs of corrosion. Check the tank itself for corrosion and look for leaks in gaskets and pipe fittings.
My water heater makes strange noises
Every water heater will accumulate sediment over time. This sediment in a hot water tank can cause rumbling or popping noises during operation. If you hear a high pitched noise coming from your water heater it could mean there is too much pressure in the hot water tank. In this case, check with your water heater provider to explore the expected water pressure and compare it with your own. In this case water heater problem can be solved by inviting professional technician to asses the issue.
My hot water is strange color or smells bad
Sometimes, the body of the hot water tank can rust inside and release iron into the water, leading to yellow water coming out. Another cause of yellow water can be the presence of iron bacteria. The solution to these issues is to replace the water heater to eliminate the water heater problem and obtain clear water.
If you cannot determine the cause of your hot water heater problem or require additional assistance, call DeMark Home Ontario at 647-847-2998 with any hot water heater related issues and we will be happy to help you out.