When do I need to repair my water heater?
What’s worse than a malfunctioning water heater? Not knowing how to fix it! Thankfully, that’s what you have the Fort Collins Water Heater Pros for. We offer full water heater repair, installation, and replacement to residential and commercial properties in the Fort Collins, Windsor, Wellington, and Timnath communities.
Common Water Heater Problems
If you’re thinking of calling the Fort Collins Water Heater Pros, chances are you’re experiencing one of the following problems with your water heater.
Water From Heater Isn’t Hot
If you have no hot water coming out at all, you probably have an improperly set thermostat. Whenever there’s a temperature problem with the water – too hot, not hot enough, not hot at all – your first stop is the thermostat. People often forget to reset it when seasons change from colder to warmer weather.
If you’ve checked the thermostat and all’s well, then it might be something else. If you have no hot water and your tank is gas-powered, then your pilot light has probably gone out. With an electric water heater, this could be due to a faulty heating element. You can troubleshoot relighting a pilot light, but replacing a heating element will require professionals.
Rusty Water from Water Heater
Another common water heater problem is rust-colored water. This is usually an indication that you have rust somewhere – either in your pipes, your valves, or the tank itself. If you check your pipes and valves but can’t find the rust, then there’s a simple test you can do to check for rust in the tank.
You’ll have to drain several buckets of water from your tank. If the water still looks rusty by the third bucketful, then the tank has rust on the inside. When this happens, you need a new water heater right away.
Smelly Water from Water Heater
If your water has rotten egg smell it’s usually a sign there are bacteria infecting your water. Typically, you can get rid of the smell yourself. You should flush the tank, then fill it with a solution of water and hydrogen peroxide. Let the solution sit for 2 hours, then flush the tank again with clear water.
If this process doesn’t get rid of the smell, then you should call water heater professionals to address the problem.
Noisy Water Heater Tank
Sometimes you might hear rumbling noises coming from the water tank. There’s no need to be alarmed, it’s usually just a sediment buildup inside the tank. The sediment settles at the bottom and the heating element burns it.
Draining your water tank should get rid of the sediment. A noisy tank could also be the result of a heating element that’s burning out. In the case of the deteriorating heating element, calling an expert is your best course of action.
Repair a leaky water heater
If you have leaky pipes or connectors, these can usually be repaired. If the leak is coming from the water tank, however, you should replace the water heater as soon as possible. A leak, even a small one, is not a problem to ignore. Call the Water Heater Pros as soon as you notice any signs of a leak.
Call the Fort Collins Water Heater Pros Today!
These are only a few of the most common water heater problems you could encounter. If your water heater malfunctions, don’t wait – call the Fort Collins Water Heater Pros. You can even fill out our online form for a quote or send us an email. We’d be happy to discuss our services with you.