4 Most Common Water Heater Problems

A water heater is one of the most used appliances in any home. And so it is obvious for a water heater to act up, especially if it is made to work too hard or is not maintained properly. Also, a water heater may start experiencing issues more frequently at the end of its life. It is a list of some of the most common water heater problems people face and the steps you can take to fix them before scheduling a water heater inspection in Cerritos, CA.

No Hot Water

If your water heater is not producing hot water, check if it is powered on. Or the problem may have been caused by a tripped limit switch or one or more failed heating elements. Check the service panel to see if the circuit breaker has tripped. In case the breaker has tripped, switch it off and turn it back on. If the issue is not with the breaker, then try resetting the heater’s temperature settings.

Water Leak

Water leaks are mainly caused because of a leakage in the valves or the plumbing connections. The problem might also occur because of a tank-related issue. Make sure you schedule a water heater in Cerritos, CA, CA, as soon as possible to avoid any significant damage to your home. Meanwhile, turn off the water supply to the water heater tank and drain the water that’s already stored to prevent further leakage.

Rusty Water

Does your tap water have a red, brown, or yellow color? If yes, chances are the inside of your water heater is corroded. The corrosion can also be in the water pipes. Similarly, if the tap water has a bad odor, then this could be because of bacteria in your water heater tank. Replacing the anode rod in the tank might help. Hire an HVAC contractor in La Mirada, CA, and get the water heater inspected to get rid of the problem.

Note: If cleaning the corroded tank doesn’t help, you might have to get the tank replaced.

Strange Sounds

Sometimes, a water heater might make strange sounds such as popping, low rumbling, or high-pitched whining noise. It happens when there’s excessive sediment buildup in the bottom of the water heater tank that leads to overheating of the water tank. Drain the water tank to get rid of the sediment and see if that works. If it doesn’t, it is best to get in touch with a water heater repair in Long Beach, CA.  

Whether you are looking for a water heater installation in La Mirada to install your new water heater or want to get your existing water heater repaired or serviced, we at Power Pro Plumbing would love to help. To schedule an appointment, call us at (833) 212-2124 or send us an email at [email protected].

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