Hot water heaters are generally a reliable fixture in your home and they usually work for around ten years before they need replaced. Even though the Best Water Heaters In Downers Grove are reliable and last a long time, there may come a day when you need to have your water heater repaired. Below are the most common issues for water heaters when they aren’t working correctly.
No Hot Water
If your water heater isn’t producing any hot water and you have a gas model, make sure the pilot flame is functional. If you still don’t have hot water, the problem may be caused by a faulty thermocouple or control valve.
Rust In Water
When your hot water has a red tinge, your hot water heater has corrosion and rust build up on the inside of the tank. Another common reason for rusty water is a worn out anode rod. The anode rod dissolves in your tank to keep it from rusting. When the rod isn’t working anymore, rust will be present in your hot water.
Odor In Water
If your hot water has an odor that resembles rotten eggs, this is caused from bacteria in your hot water heater. Call a plumber to come and flush out your hot water heater to get rid of the smell. A plumber will use a solution that consists of hydrogen peroxide to destroy the bacteria in your tank.
Water Leak At Base Of Heater
If you discover a water leak around your hot water heater, it could be coming from the unit or from your water pipes. First, examine the water pipes that run to your hot water heater and look for any leaks or dripping water coming from the pipes. If the pipes aren’t leaking, you may need to have the relief valve replaced. If you have an older model hot water heater, the tank could be corroded, rusted through and leaking. If this is the problem, call a plumber to replace your old unit with one of the Best Water Heaters In Downers Grove for years of reliable use.
Jim Dhamer Plumbing is a family owned and operated company that offers a variety of plumbing services including repairs, piping and hot water heater installation. Contact them for your next kitchen, bathroom or laundry room remodeling project.