When you want hot water, you want it as soon as you turn the hot water knob on in your shower. The only way to ensure that your family has enough hot water is to make sure that your water heater is functioning correctly at all times. Unfortunately, there are several things that can go wrong with a water heater.
A water heater works by storing water in a tank and slowly heating it by the use of an electrical heating element or a gas powered source. A water heater is one of the biggest pieces of equipment connected to your home’s plumbing system. Without a fully functional water heater, your family would suffer without hot water for a long period of time. This is why it is crucial to have your Anoka water heater repairs completed by a professional plumber.
There are several common Anoka water heater repairs that plumbers run into. If you notice any of the following problems, you should call a professional plumber immediately.
Pilot Light Keeps Going Out
When the hot water in your home isn’t warming up fast enough, or it isn’t warming up at all, you need a professional water heater repair service. There is more than likely a problem with your pilot light.
A gas powered water heater is one of the most popular types of water heaters installed in American homes. These water heaters heat water by the use of a burning flame that stays lit continuously. If you are turning on your hot water, but receiving cold water, you pilot light might be out. This is one of the most common problems with water heaters, but it is an easy fix. A homeowner can relit their pilot light with a basic lighter to fix the problem.
While a homeowner does not have to call a plumber if their pilot light goes out one time, they do need to call a professional if the problem continues to happen. There might be a deeper problem within your system. An Anoka plumber will be able to find the exact cause of any problem with your water heater and provide you with the correct solution.
Strange Noises Coming From Your Anoka Water Heater
Any type of machinery is going to give you warning signs before it malfunctions. Your water heater is no exception. When you notice strange noises coming from your Anoka water heater, it is time for a professional repair service. There can be several different things that can be causing a water heater to make strange noises, and all of them require the attention of an experienced plumber.
For example, if you notice an odd noise coming from your system, there might be a mineral build-up inside your system. Water is fully of particles and minerals. If you lower the temperature of your hot water heater, you are increasing the chances of sediment build-up in your system. The average hot water heater comes preset at 140 degrees. We recommend that you set your system to 120 degrees. This way you can reduce your energy bill, but still avoid dangerous mineral build-up in your system. When you notice that your system is making a weird noise, call a plumber immediately. They can drain your entire hot water tank and remove any sediment from inside your tank.
Water Smells Odd
Another sign that you are in need of professional Anoka water heater repair services is if you notice an odd smell or odor coming from your water. This could be a sign of mineral or bacteria build up inside your water heater. It can result in a foul smell emitting from your drainage system.
A professional Anoka water heater repair contractor can solve this problem for you buy turning up your water heater, breaking up any mineral build up inside your water heater or by applying chlorine to your water. Either way, it is best to allow a professional plumber handle this type of repair.