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Water Heater Installation and Repair

Water Heater Installation

Water heater installation should be done by certified professional plumbers, as an improperly configured unit can explode due to failure of the pressure relief or shut-off valves. The area that the heater is installed in must have a water line to feed cool water into the heater and be connected to a hot water plumbing system. Once installed, the thermostat should be tested and calibrated, as well as the pressure relief valve and shut-off valves.

Water Heater Repair and Maintenance

Water heater maintenance tasks should be conducted by trained professionals, as water heaters can explode when not properly maintained. This is why it’s important to have your heater inspected yearly; most water heaters don’t last longer than a decade and there are many that are on the verge of failing. If your water heater is leaking, you should call a plumber that is certified in water heater repair to come and take a look at it.

Common Water Heater Problems

Hot water heaters can fail. Here are some common issues with water heaters and how you can spot the cause of your cold water:

– You Have No Hot Water: Check the circuit breaker to check if it tripped. Check if the pilot light is lit. If the pilot will not light, or does not stay lit, the thermocouple has probably failed. Turn off the gas line and schedule a thermocouple replacement as soon as possible. If the pilot light is working fine, the thermostat has probably failed and needs to be replaced.

– There’s Not Enough Hot Water: Check your thermostat and see if it’s at the right level for the heater’s size and your heat preferences. Another problem could be the element itself, which could be suffering some electrical issues. In that case, you’ll need to call a professional to inspect your heater and suggest a fix.

– It Takes A Long Time To Reheat Your Water: Your heater simply needs a thermostat adjustment to get the water heated to the right temperature at the right time. If that’s the case, experiment with the temperature and see if your water gets heated up faster. If that isn’t the case, more drastic measures that need a professional could be in order, like a faulty element or a poor reader on your heater’s capacity.

– Your Hot Water Smells Really Bad: Foul-smelling water usually has a single cause: bacteria build up. If your water is particularly foul, it’s probably time to flush your heater for a cleaning.

– Scalding hot or lukewarm water: Another case of thermostat failure, requiring replacement.

– Noisy operation or dirty water: Can be solved by having a professional drain and flush the tank.

– Rusty or leaky tanks: Require complete replacement.

– Overflowing heaters: May require a release valve replacement.

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2024-01-06
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2023-10-12
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2023-10-11
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