Common Water Heater Problems and What to Do About Them

Homeownership in Bradenton, Florida, involves learning about your water heater and what to do when it encounters problems. There’s a host of different types of water heaters, including tank and tankless. Learning about your specific water heater is essential. Here are a couple of common issues you might have and what to do about them:

Not Enough Hot Water

It can be incredibly frustrating when you’re the last person in the bathroom in the morning and find there’s no hot water left for you after the rest of the family has had their showers. This could be caused by a number of problems. The most common problems are that you have a small water heater that can’t meet the family’s demands, high water pressure, or a failed heating element. A professional can repair the issue quickly.

No Hot Water At All

When you’re ready to do the dishes or take a long relaxing bath, it can be upsetting to find there’s no hot water at all. It’s quite possible that the water heater isn’t getting any power. It could also be that one or more of the heating elements have failed due to age and require replacing. At this point, call in a professional to assess the situation.

A Noisy Water Heater

Any time you hear water running or gurgling when it isn’t on, it’s a good indication of a problem. When the sounds come from your water heater, it’s typically a signal that there is sediment in the tank and it needs draining. Because water that travels through the pipes contains minerals and often particles of sand, this can lead to it all congregating at the bottom of the tank. You can drain your water heater yourself once per year to clear out the sediment, or you can get one of our professionals to help you out.

At Custom Air & Plumbing, we’re dedicated to helping you have the best water heater experience possible. We urge you to call us at (866) 819-0992 for help with your inefficient water heater.

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