Common Problems With Water Heaters & Their Solutions

common water heater problems

Ask any homeowner in the Fountain Hills, AZ area or anywhere else in modern society how they feel about their home’s water heater, and you’ll quickly discover its importance. Water heaters provide hot water for bathing, cooking and cleaning, making them an essential asset to happy and healthy living. If you have a water heater problem or know for sure you need a water heater repair in the Sun Valley area, call Shadrach Plumbing & Cooling. One of our professional plumbers will solve your water heater issue quickly and efficiently.

Here are some common problems with water heaters and their solutions:

  1. No Hot Water – If your water heater is not producing any hot water, the problem could be a faulty thermostat, a blown fuse, or a malfunctioning heating element. Check the thermostat settings and make sure the fuse is intact. If these are not the problem, you may need to replace the heating element.
  1. Not Enough Hot Water – If your water heater isn’t keeping up with demand, the issue could be a sediment build-up or a faulty dip tube. Sediment build-up can be resolved by flushing the tank regularly, while a damaged dip tube needs to be replaced. Call Shadrach to schedule a repair appointment today.
  1. A Leaking Tank – Tank leaks are common and can be caused by several issues, including corrosion, high water pressure or a damaged valve. Turn off the water supply immediately to avoid costly water damage. For a complete and efficient repair or water heater replacement, call Shadrach Plumbing & Cooling.
  1. Strange Noises – If you hear odd noises, such as banging or popping sounds, coming from your water heater, there may be a build-up of sediment in the tank or the heating element could need to be replaced. Shadrach can help. Call today.
  1. Foul-smelling Water – If your hot water smells bad, it could be due to the presence of bacteria in the tank. This can be resolved by flushing the tank and adding a small amount of bleach to the water.
  1. Pilot Light Issues – If the pilot light has gone out on your gas water heater, you may have a malfunctioning thermocouple or a clogged pilot tube. These issues should be resolved by a licensed plumber from Shadrach Plumbing & Cooling. 

Regular plumbing system maintenance and troubleshooting can help identify and resolve common water heater problems. However, if you are unsure about the issue or do not have the necessary skills to repair it, it is always best to call a professional plumber

Shadrach Plumbing & Cooling is licensed and insured, giving you peace of mind that your water heater issues will be handled the right way, every time.

Call Shadrach for a plumbing appointment today.