When Your Water Heater Needs Repairing

by | Jan 23, 2018 | Plumbing

Water heaters are an important part of any household. They supply hot water for cooking to bathing. Nevertheless, all hot water heaters, at some point, need to be repaired. Many of the issues with hot water heaters can be fixed quickly and easily, but it is best to call a service representative to ensure the repairs are done correctly.

Heater Leaks

The most common issues with hot water heaters, and why water heater repair in Edmonton AB is suggested, are leaks. Puddles can appear around the bottom the hot water tank. When a leak takes place, it is usually caused by a crack in the tank and a new hot water tank must by installed. Over time, minerals in the water react with the steel of the tank and corrode the tank. When that happens, a full replacement of the internal tank is necessary and a hot water heater repair shop can provide the new tank. If a leak is at the top of the unit, it usually is from a part that has cracked or broken and is much less complicated to fix.

No Hot Water

Another common issue with hot water heaters is no hot water. Gas hot water heaters have a pilot light, and if the heater is not producing hot water, it mostly likely is because the pilot is out. You can easily relight the pilot light, but calling a certified plumber or technician is safer, as there may be a reason for the light going out that is more complicated. With an electrical hot water heater if no hot water is being produced it could be the heating element inside the tank or a circuit breaker that tripped. As hot water heaters age, sediment is produced inside the tank and decrease the amount of hot water the heater is able to produce. In that case a flushing of the tank is needed to rid the tank of the sediment and it should return to producing the capacity of hot water it did when first purchased. Visit Capital Plumbing & Heating for more info.

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