You get home from work after a long, hard day, and all you want is to take a nice warm shower to relax. If your water heater isn’t working correctly, you could be met with an icy blast of water — or run out of warm water halfway through your shower! The warm water coming out of your shower head and faucets stays consistent thanks to your water heater. There’s also a multitude of other fixtures that your water heater supplies warm water to, which is why it’s a great idea to have a reliable unit!
The plumbers at HomeX Plumbing and Rooter know how important it is to have a reliable water heater for your home. Even more importantly, we know how essential it is to have a plumbing company that you can trust when your water heater needs some help. That’s why we’re here to help you with any of your water heater repair and installation needs!
The experts at HomeX Plumbing and Rooter are proud to offer reliable water heater services to the homes of Anaheim. Whether you have a small problem that needs fixing or need a completely new system installed, we’re the ones you can trust. Thanks to our years of experience and knowledge, we’ll be able to get your water heater back to working how it should in no time.
You may already be aware of the general steps that deliver hot water to your faucets, but it’s best to get a better understanding of how water heaters work. The more you know, the easier it will be to identify looming repairs and replacements. A water heater is a plumbing appliance that works with your home’s plumbing system. The main function is to supply warm water to the faucets that are all over your home.
A traditional water heater consists of a large tank that can hold dozens of gallons of water at one time. Using the main water supply for your home, the water heater fills this tank. Then, a heating element heats the water to the desired temperature. The hot water remains in the tank 24/7 until you turn on your shower, sink or washing machine. The hot water then slowly drains from the tank and is transported by your plumbing pipes to the right fixture. When water leaves the tank, the system is signaled to fill the space with more water and heat it up as well. This cycle continues, draining and heating new water as needed.
These tanks are usually tucked away somewhere in your garage, basement, attic, crawlspace or closet. Depending on the placement of your water heater, the water may take longer to heat up in different rooms of your house that have a faucet of some sort.
Just like the other plumbing appliances in your home, water heaters are also susceptible to damage and repairs. No one wants to be out of hot water for too long, especially since a lot of the daily tasks that happen in homes require hot water. Here are some of the most common problems that water heaters can face:
The purpose of your water heater is to supply hot water to your home — receiving no hot water is a sure indicator that something is wrong. This could be an issue due to a lack of energy supply or problems with the heating element or ignition. If you think it may be an electric issue, try checking to see if the breaker has tripped.
Over time, minerals and contaminants in water can begin to corrode your tank, creating small cracks that lead to leaks. There’s also a chance of the water connections becoming loose and allowing water to spill from the cracks. It’s important to get these checked out before it causes more serious issues.
If you’re experiencing the water coming out too hot, this could be because the thermostat on the unit is set too high. You can find your water heater’s thermostat by checking the manual. If you have trouble finding the thermostat or resolving the issue, call professionals to get help.
Mineral and sediment buildup is another common problem that water heaters may face. If you notice that your water has a rust color to it, is cloudy or even has a strange odor to it, this could be due to a buildup of some sort in your pipes. You can prevent buildup by regularly flushing your system, which you can do yourself or request help from professionals.
To prevent or solve the common problems listed above, we recommend getting annual maintenance to your water heater. Flushing out your system is one of the best ways to help stop the buildup of calcium and prolongs its life to allow you to always have the water temperature you desire. Call the professionals at HomeX Plumbing and Rooter to perform the essential maintenance for you!
We know that plumbing issues can be some of the most stressful to endure in your home. That’s why we’re dedicated to serving the community of Anaheim with the best plumbing services you can find. Give us a call today to learn more about our water heater services and how we can help you get your home back on track!