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Life without a working water heater will soon begin to get disagreeable. Without hot water to wash yourself and your clothes you are going to start noticing people wearing pegs over their noses in your presence. All joking aside you will need to find a water heater repair company quickly, especially if you have a young family. The people of Universal City, TX pick bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of San Antonio if they need a repair, and if you check our many positive reviews online you can soon see why.
Common Issues to Look Out For
Should you see pools of water around your water heater, this could be due to a loose connection between the water hose and the heater. A simple tightening of a nut may solve this problem in Universal City, TX.
But if the tank is corroded, it will probably need replacing during a water heater repair. But do not delay, if the tank breaks you could have a serious flood on your hands. Water can destroy flooring, walls, and other expensive items in your home.
All water heaters will make a noise, but any loud persistent noise will need investigation. If you have heard strange crackling and hissing noises coming from your electric water heater, this could be due to the insoluble scale being deposited on the heating element. The scale forces the heating element to work harder to boil the water, so it is more likely to overheat and need replacing during a water heater repair. bluefrog suggests that you have your heater regularly descaled to avoid the risk of a water heater repair.
If you can detect the smell of rotten eggs, you may have a problem with bacteria in your heater. The problem of bacteria will be made worse if you go on holiday for any length of time while leaving the water to sit. During routine maintenance, our team will be draining your tank and rinsing with a solution of hydrogen peroxide which will kill any bacteria and clean your tank.
The smell could also be due to a magnesium anode rod, and it will be removed by having it replaced with an aluminum/zinc rod. Whatever the cause you can rely on a skilled technician from bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of San Antonio to fix the problem for you.
Rusty Colored Water Is Coming Out of Your Heater
Rusty-colored water could be due to bacteria, please do not drink the water and call bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of San Antonio straight away. Another cause could be if you have a rusty tank and pipes.
Older galvanized steel pipes will rust from the inside, and if disturbed will enter your water supply, leaving sediment to build up at the bottom of your tank. A rusty tank will need a water heater repair, but you may want to think about having older pipes replaced to make your drinking water safer.
How Often You Use the Water Heater
A large family is going to use the water heater more often than a person living on their own. This will shorten the working life of your heater, so you are more likely to need a water heater repair.
Have you noticed that the temperature of your water varies? If you are having a shower the last thing you want is for the water to be hot one moment and cold the next. You do not want scalding hot water either or to suffer burns to your skin.
If any scale has formed on your heating element this can be the cause. Your heating element is likely to be on the point of burning out and will need replacing during a water heater repair.
The scale could also form on the thermostat by any water supplied with be hotter or colder than you need. The thermostat will be unable to keep up with rapid temperature changes as well. A badly calibrated thermostat will also have the same impact and is a tell-tell sign that your water heater is breaking down.
Low Water Pressure
Low water pressure is another cause for temperature fluctuations in a tankless water heater. Low water pressure can be due to a faulty water valve, and it will need to be replaced during a water heater repair.
A reduction in water pressure can be due to a leak somewhere in your home. A leak can be hard to detect, so to confirm this, you may need to turn off all your taps and water appliances to see if the water meter is still running. You will need one of our expert technicians to quickly locate and fix the leak.
No Hot Water
There could be many reasons for not having any hot water. If you have a gas-powered water heater a widespread problem is that the pilot light will not come on or stay lit. A faulty thermocouple can often be the source of these problems. For an electric heater, the heating element may have given up the ghost. Only a skilled technician from bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of San Antonio can quickly locate the problem for you.
Your Water Heater Is Getting Old
A well-maintained water heater will give you between ten and fifteen years of good service. But as it gets older it will become less efficient and start to drive up your energy bills. It will probably need more repairs as well.
There will reach a point that it will economically be sounder to have it replaced than to keep on repairing it. A new install is not going to be cheap, but it will save you money in the long term by cutting your energy bills.
Why Choose bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of San Antonio?
Having your water heater break down is a stressful event, and you understandably want a quick resolution to the problem. That is why our technicians are on standby 24/7 for any water heater repair that you need in Universal City, TX.
Whatever type of water heater you have, we strongly suggest that you have it regularly serviced. Many checks are conducted during the service to ensure that your water heater is running safely and at its most efficient. Whatever you spend on the servicing you will recover in reduced energy bills. If you have any questions please give us a call and we will be happy to offer advice or a free estimate!