Water Heater Repair

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Water Heater Repair

Homeowners know how frustrating it can be when an appliance stops working. Imagine coming home after a long day’s work and when you get into the shower, the water is not warm enough. A defective water heater can be quite an inconvenience and can disrupt a lot of operations in the home. There is quite an assortment of water heaters available for homeowners to choose from. Ultimately, all of them will need maintenance or repair by Your Plumber Lehi. So how do you know that your water heater needs repair? There are some indicators that can help you determine if you need water heater repair. Below are the major signs your water heater requires repair.

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When Your Water is Lukewarm

Anytime the water coming from your water heater is lukewarm or is not how you expect it to be, it probably requires repair. There are a number of things that you can look out for in order for you to know if you need a plumber. There is a possibility that the temperature settings might have been interfered with unintentionally.The settings might have been altered to a lower mode and that is why you are getting lukewarm or cold water. Outdoor temperature can also affect the water heater especially when it is too cold. The water that’s pumped into your tank will be particularly cold and if you use lots of water in a short time, your tank might not be able to warm the water enough as it comes in from the freezing temperatures on the outdoors.


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If you believe these two factors are not responsible for the lack of hot water, then you should get in touch with us at Your Plumber Lehi for your water heater repair. Older electric storage water heaters generally have two elements that heat the water in the tank. A bad element will mean that your water will not get heated. Gas heaters heat the water using a burner and if the burner is defective, the water will be lukewarm or cold. At Your Plumber Lehi, we have the expertise to handle the repairs of your water heater.


Leakages from Your Water Heater

Water heater leaking is a major problem that must be addressed immediately because your home risks getting damaged considerably. Most leaks start small and then increase with time. The risks of water damage or mold growth are factors that should get you to act fast in getting professional to do repairs. Ideally, it is best to repair minor leaks as soon as they begin. In reality, they are generally difficult to notice and it might be a good idea to keep a keen eye on the area around your water heater to find out if there are any leakages. The pipes and fixtures can be a good place to look. Call professional plumbers once you determine if there are any leakages. If you don’t find any leakages, keep checking and clean the area to see if the water is still leaking. Leaks can cause the water heater to break down completely. The moment you see your water heater leaking it probably because there is a little leak or opening in the tank, you need to talk to us at Your Plumber Lehi for repairs.


Water Heater Has Unfamiliar Noises

You should not be alarmed if your water heater makes a little noise because it is a large appliance. However, some uncommon noises might be a sign that something is wrong with your water heater. When the water heater makes heavy popping, cracking, or banging noises from the inside, it is time to get in touch with us so that we at Your Plumber Lehi can repair the water heater. The problem is usually the mineral deposits that accumulate at the bottom of the tank, thus bringing about overheating when the appliance is in operation. This is usually because the deposits have solidified after they have been exposed to heat. Anytime you hear noises that are not common to your heater, you should call us at Your Plumber Lehi so that we can check your water heater. We are experts at diagnosing water heater problems. These deposits accumulate at the bottom of the water tank over a period of time. It is essential that the sediments are drained in order for the water heater to continue working without any hindrances.

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Clogging on a Pipe

There are instances when it is not your water heater that is the problem but something else. If the hydrant at home is producing lukewarm water, there could be a blockage on a pipe hindering most of the hot water from getting to you. The way to determine this is to find out if most of the faucets in your home are producing hot water apart from one another. At Your Plumber Lehi, we can help you establish where the clogging is coming from and we can replace that part of the pipe. After we do this, you will be able to get hot water from the heater without a problem.

Rusty Water from the Water Heater

Rusty water can come from the water heater because of corrosion along the lines. There are times when the rusty water might be seen in both cold and hot water meaning that there is corrosion somewhere within the pipes. If the rustiness is in the hot water only, it is probably that the water heater that has a problem. In this case, you probably need professional water heater repair. Corrosion can cause damage to the hot water tank or cause it to breakdown and must be attended to immediately. Discolored water could also mean that your tank or something inside it has started rusting. The water tank requires regular draining for it to continue operating properly.


Hot Water Running Out

If you seem to be running out of hot water faster than usual, it means that there is a problem with your water heater. There could be something that is damaged, broken, or there could be a more serious problem with the water heater. Our professional water heater repair technicians can help you determine exactly what the problem is. Any of the above problems require immediate attention. We know how inconveniencing it can be to experience water heater leaking. You need to speak to us sooner rather than later so that we can help you remedy the situation. Water damage is a serious complication that you do not want in your home.

Do not let a faulty water heater interfere with your busy schedule. Get in touch with Your Plumber Lehi today without further delay and your water heater problems will be a thing of the past.