Imaging you’re having a nice, warm shower when suddenly ice cold water splashes onto you. You have water heater problems. Your water heater is acting like a jerk and not allowing you to have a nice, warm shower. Like any other appliance, problems can come up. Here are a few very common water heater problems which can popup any given day.
Water Leaking From The Top
If you believe you have a leak near the top of your electric water heater, it could be one of a few things. The cold inlet or hot outlet pipes may be loose, the T&P valve may have failed, or the inlet valve may be leaking.
Not Enough Hot Water
Water in an electric water heater is heated by two heating elements (in most cases). The most common reason for absolutely no hot water is that the circuit breaker has tripped. It may be an issue with the switch on the thermostat. Not enough water or no hot water is another reason your water heater might be acting like a jerk.
Water Is Too Hot
This is similar to the earlier reason. It is likely related to the thermostat in the heater. If you cannot lower the water temperature low enough, you may need to replace your thermostat or there may be some type of wiring issue. The excessive water temperature is also one of the hot water issues.
Low Water Pressure
Having low pressure can also result in hot water issues. Those reporting low hot water pressure have an older home with 1/2-inch diameter galvanized piping that enters and leaves the water heater. Sediment, calcium-deposits, and rust inside your plumbing or sink aerators may also contribute to low hot water pressure.
Smelly Hot Water
Water with a stinking smell is one of the common water heater problems. Most likely, the smelly or stinky hot water is due to bacteria in the tank. Homes which use well water as their water source are more susceptible to their water giving off a foul odor.
An unwanted noise coming from inside the tank could be a major water heater problems. It can be the sound of sediment being burned by the heating element, or the heating element itself could be slowly burning out and becoming noisy in its deterioration.
Water Takes Time To Reheat
This is one of the downsides with electric water heaters. On average, recovery time (time it takes to reheat entire supply of water) on an electric model is double that of a comparable gas model. That said, if it’s taking longer than usual for the hot water to recover, there may be an issue with the heating elements. If it takes longer than regular to reheat, then it is a prominent problem among the water heater problems.
Whether you have a water heater that’s a jerk or you have a faulty water heater, Hot Water Tank Edmonton, has the best remedies when it comes to solving hot water issues.
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