Troubleshooting problems with your water heater is something almost every homeowner could do. In fact, there are some problems that you might not even be able to figure out on your own. Some problems will seem fairly easy, while some require immediate attention from an expert technician.
If you have a malfunctioning water heater and the heater is only making cold water, there are several things you can try to troubleshoot yourself. You can probably figure out where the problem is by listening to whining noises or buzzing sounds near the water heater. But if the problem goes beyond that, you may need to call in a water heater repair technician.
There are several common plumbing repairs that homeowners try to perform themselves, but these often cost more than doing the repairs themselves. For example, trying to repair the supply lines to a water heater will usually be more costly than having the supply lines replaced. Some of the common problems that people try to perform on their own include the following:
Leaks in the water heaters supply pipes – This is the most popular and the most costly type of plumbing repair. While leaks in the supply pipes are relatively easy to detect and repair, replacing the entire supply line may not always be the best solution. You should also know that leaks in your indoor air quality system may not be the cause of poor indoor air quality but can, in many cases, be the root cause. With that said, you should make sure that you don’t skip this step when you have a faulty water heater. The last thing you want is unhealthy indoor air quality.
Leaky pipes – Leaking water heaters can be tricky to repair because you have to know where they are most likely leaving before you even start looking for them. In most cases, you will find that you have a couple of choices regarding repairing your water heater problems. You can either call a repair person to come out and do the job or try researching online for some leaks and water heater problems information. In either case, you will probably want to contact us online to help you find the information you need so you can get your heater fixed and back in operation as quickly as possible.
Electric heat pump water heaters – Most electric heat pump water heaters are not prone to problems as much as gas heat water heaters are. However, there are a few instances where electric heat pump problems can occur, including replacing a faulty solenoid valve. Unfortunately, many homeowners try to take care of their own electric heat pump problems by uninstalling the part and then forcing the water heater back into place. While this may seem like a good idea, you run the risk of creating additional damage to your heating system, or you could cause a safety hazard. As always, contact Plumbers when you have an electric heat pump water heater repair issue.
Tankless water heater repair – While new tankless water heaters are fairly easy to repair, older tankless water heater repair is often a bit more difficult. There are several reasons why older tanks can experience problems, including corroding, leaky faucets, and clogged drains. To ensure that your tankless heater is working correctly and safely, you will need to have it checked out by a professional. In most cases, a plumber will be able to fix the issue without too much trouble, and if you still have some concerns, it is best to contact a water heater repair service company in your area.
Anode Rod – If your tankless water heater’s anode rod is shot, there is a simple way to repair it. Remove the anode rod and carefully search for the root of the problem. You will likely find a bent wire somewhere near the anode. Replace the wire with a new one, and you will be ready to operate your water heater again. This is the simplest and easiest way to repair an anode rod, but in many cases, it is still necessary to contact a licensed technician to ensure that your anode rod is replaced in a safe and timely manner.