Like any appliance in your home, your tank water heater will start to get run down over time. That doesn’t mean you have to run out and get a replacement, though. There are a variety of issues that can be fixed before they cause lasting damage to your water heater. If you can catch these issues early, you can save yourself a lot of time, money, and effort. Learn from Daniel’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning about how to tell when you need tank water heater maintenance.
Here are 5 signs that you need some repairs done:
As you might have guessed, your tank water heater is supposed to heat your water. If it’s not doing that correctly, then you have a problem on your hands. You might have to relight a pilot light for gas models while an electrical one requires a visit to the circuit breaker. If it’s very cold outside, your pipes and tank could just need some insulation. However, if the unit isn’t working despite having power or fuel, the problem might be a worn heating element, faulty thermostat, or sediment build-up.
Too much noise.
Since it’s a major appliance, it shouldn’t be too surprising to learn that tank water heaters can make some noise. However, if you hear loud popping, cracking, or rumbling, it’s time to call Daniel’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning. Sediment build-up in the tank is making it hard for the unit to run. If not corrected with a flush and thorough cleaning, the unit might get damaged and start leaking.
Leaks are an obvious problem, but they’re an issue homeowners might not notice unless they give their unit frequent visual inspections. If you see water around your unit, check for leaks around the fittings, connections, and temperature-pressure-release (TPR) valve. If those aren’t the problem, your tank may have developed a crack.
Is the water in your home looking and tasting rusty? There are two things that could be causing the problem. If your hot and cold water is rusty, the corrosion is in one of your pipes. If it’s just your hot water, chances are your water heater’s inside is getting rusted. Either way, you’ll want to call to immediately call a Service Expert from Daniel’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning to prevent any major damage. Likewise, if your water is cloudy or smells strange, a Service Expert can help with the mineral deposits in your tank.
Speaking of mineral deposits, they can do a lot more than making the water smell strange. When minerals build up around the heating elements, it can make it hard to heat water or even overheat the tank. In addition, minerals can also block the pipes that carry hot water. If the water pressure in your home seems low, that might be the reason.
Why is Daniel’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning one of the best local names in tank water heater maintenance?
Daniel’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning has helped plenty of customers in the Texas area install and maintain tank water heaters. We offer a six-year manufacturer warranty on all water heaters installed and maintained by our team. The warranty includes the product itself and any work done to install it. Our highly-trained professionals will also help you understand the best ways to keep your water heater working at its best. If your tank water heater needs maintenance, make Daniel’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning your first and last choice!
By Brian Renadette