When you need an Arlington water heater repair, it is important to call a repair technician as soon as you notice the problem. We’ve put together a list of things to look for so that you know when to call for a water heater repair service.
Issues with Hot Water Temperature
Many homeowners don’t realize that they can actually adjust the thermostat on their hot water heater tank. Whether your water is too cold or too hot, adjusting the temperature is easy. It also saves money if you don’t set it too high. Setting it around 120 degrees is the standard, but it should not be set above 140 degrees. Check your owner’s manual if you aren’t sure how to locate the thermostat or what number it should be set at.
No Hot Water
If you’ve checked the thermostat but there’s no hot water at all in your home, it could mean that the tank is empty, or it could mean thermocouple is broken. A technician should have a spare one in the service vehicle, and this shouldn’t take long if it needs to be replaced.
Noisy Water Heater
If you have a tank water heater, and you hear popping or hissing noises coming from the tank it could mean that the sediment needs to be flushed. While some sediment buildup inside storage tank water heaters is normal, it needs to be flushed regularly to keep it from burning, or the heating element could be about to burn out.
Of course, traditional tank-style water heaters do have some extra maintenance needs; however, even tankless models need regular maintenance. Regardless of the type of water heater you have, a technician should check for all types of hot water heater problems such as sediment buildup, leaks, corrosion, heat loss, and decreased burner function.