A water heater is probably the most expensive component of your plumbing system. Just like other home appliances, a water heater is an appliance that you used every single day. Just like your kitchen or home appliance, problems can come up. Fortunately, diagnosing and fixing the issue with the unit is easy and not too costly.
If the problem with the unit is that the temperature does not seem to be correct, you are probably looking for an issue with thermostat. When you see anything wrong with the unit, you need to pay attention to understand the signs of failing units so you can exchange or repair it on time before you find yourself in an emergency.
Here are some common water heater problems that make your hot water not hot enough:-
Water is leaking from the top and bottom
Whether you have an electronic or a gas water heater, water leaking is a very common problem. It can happen due to the loose cold inlet or hot outlet pipes. The other reason the inlet valve may be leaking or may have failed. The solution is not so tough. Call a professional to fix the issue. If the problem is bigger, you may need to replace the unit with a new one.
If the water does not seem to get hot enough or it is too hot, solving the issue as simple as adjusting the thermostat on the unit. If you don’t get hot water coming from the tank, you could have a broken heating element. If you have the same problem, it can easy to replace on your own.
Have you heard a strange noise coming from the unit? There is nothing worse than an awkward noise coming from the water tank. Most of the strange sound issues are caused by sediment that can build up inside the water heater.
Dirty or rusty colored water
If you find that your water contains rust, the unit probably on its way out. It is a clear sign that the unit itself is rusting, which often leads to the leakage problem. If left untreated, the water heater most likely need replacement. If you notice the water is dirty or rusty colored, look for a replacement as soon as possible.
Low hot water pressure
Having a low water pressure is a very common problem of every house. It is probably happen when debris or other object build up and create a trouble with water pressure. Sediment and rust inside the tank may also contribute to low hot water pressure as does a leaking water heater.
Water takes too long to reheat
This one is the most common issue with electronic and gas water heaters. If your water heater is taking too long than usual the unit to reheat the water, there may be an issue with the heating element.
A water heater is something that spends its whole life hiding out of sight in your house. Most of the people don’t think about this unit until it stops working properly. If you notice any kind of problem with your unit, it is advised to hire a professional to diagnose and fix the issue.
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