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Common Water Heater Issues

Common Water Heater Issues

Common Water Heater Issues

Drain Doctor offers emergency water heater repair, installation and replacement services for all kinds of water heaters. 

There are a number of signs that your water heater has issues. when hot water from the heater suddenly runs cold, and you find it difficult to perform your daily chores at home, you must contact a certified plumber for attention. The following are some of the commonest water issues you may face at some point in time;

Lukewarm water

Your water may be hot but not at the desired temperature, this is what you call lukewarm water. Do not turn the thermostat at very high temperatures to avoid scalding of the skin, rather you should contact a certified water heater plumber. 

In some cases, your water heater temperature may be high but the water is not hot enough in the bathtubs and sinks, then there must be an issue with the appliance. The thermocouple in a gas water heater or the heating element in the electric water heater is usually responsible for this issue. 

Leakages and Bad Smell

Leakages can be the most devastating water heater problem. A puncture in the tank may cause water spilling into your home. Please contact a certified and insured water heater plumber if you discover any leakage issue with your water heater tank.  

Bad smells from the heater are easily noticeable when you are having your bath and it seems you are bathing with wastewater. Most problems associated with bad smells are linked to faulty drains and sewer lines. You may also feel the stench when the kitchen sink or bathtub is dry. If this bad smell occurs only when you run hot water from the water heater, then the appliance should be blamed. You will have to contact a professional plumber to diagnose and provide the solution to this issue. 

Strange Water Heater Noises

There may be a number of reasons why your water heater is making strange noises. The accumulation of sediments inside the tank, for instance, can cause the issue, especially when the metal is becoming corrosive. As the water heater begins to heat the water, it could be burning some of the corrosive metals inside, thus causing some noises. Sometimes, the water heater elements may be struggling to work and it means the heating element must be replaced or repaired soon. 

Water Heater Installation, Repair and Replacement Services with Ease at Drain Doctor

A number of issues can occur in your water heater, especially when you have not scheduled maintenance services on the appliance for a long time. Whether you are tired of taking cold baths, or you suspect a leak or strange noises in your heater, only a thorough inspection and diagnosis can help in providing adequate repair or replacement services. You can rely on the expertise of Drain Doctor plumbing technicians in handling all kinds of water heater issues and all our services are available at budget-friendly prices. You can also rely on our plumbers for emergency water heater issues. Contact us today at Drain Doctor and we will be right there to help you.