Finally, you and your family members are ready to enjoy winters and a hot shower in this cold season. What happened when you turn on your faucet and notice there is no more hot water. Your water heater is not working. A water heater is the most important home appliance but it is often taken for granted.
To get to the root of the problem you should inspect the water heater. Here are a few steps to decide what action you need to take.
- Before beginning turn off the switch: Safety comes first. If you have an electric water heater, make sure you turn off the power before doing troubleshooting. You can also turn off the fuse connected to the heater unit.
- Check water temperature: Too much hot or cold water can be frustrating for anyone. If you are facing this kind of problem, first check the temperature of the unit. Make sure not to touch any wires or electrical terminals. Set the temperature to the desired setting. After setting the temperature if the problem is not solved, call a professional.
- Water pressure is too low: Low water pressure can happen for many reasons such as clogged or corroded pipes. Depending on when the house was built, wrong fitting of pipes or using narrow pipes can also play a role in creating low water pressure problems. On the other hand, a build-up of rust, sediment, and corrosion in the tank can also be an issue.
- Water leaks: It is usually caused by a plumbing connection, faulty temperature and pressure relief valve, and a stuck valve. First, check the loose pipe connection, if you find a problem with a loose pipe, use a wrench to tighten it. Be careful while performing the task, make sure not to over-tighten. If the problem is still there, check the elements bolts, if needed remove them and replace the gasket.
- Discoloration or odor: Rusty-colored water can be a big problem. It can be caused by rust or corrosion inside the tank or a failing anode rod. A broken rod can lead to a dangerous problem. Before it creates a big issue in front of you, replace it as soon as you find it broken. If hot and cold water is dirty, then the water source can be the issue. But if only the hot water is giving off a bad odor, you have to look at the water heater.
If you are facing a problem with the water heater, we are here to help you. We will provide you with comprehensive water heater repair services to ensure you and your family members are not stuck in the cold. You can give us a call to schedule an appointment with our professional and get back to hot showers.