The water heater in your home is one of the most used appliances in your home. Every day it works hard to clean your home and bathe. At All–Pro Appliance Repair we offer complete water heater repairs throughout the Washington, DC area. We often get calls for hot water heater repairs and thought it would be helpful if we put together some of the most common issues that we see.

No Hot Water or Insufficient Hot Water

If your hot water isn’t providing you with enough hot water or if it isn’t providing any hot water at all, this is obviously a serious issue. These are both very common water heater repairs that we see in Washington, DC. Here are some of the more common causes.

  • Pilot light – If you have a gas-fired water heater and the pilot light is out, then your water heater has no way to light the burner. While the occasional blown pilot light is pretty normal, if it happens a lot it could mean that you need water heater repair.
  • Thermostat – Your water heater has a thermostat that determines how hot the water is that comes out of it. If your thermostat is malfunctioning it could mean that your water heater isn’t heating the water enough.
  • Tank too small – If you have a traditional tank water heater, the tank might not be large enough for your home’s demand. Upgrading to a larger water heater tank is a good way to get more hot water in your home.

Rust Colored Hot Water

If you notice that your hot water is starting to become rust-colored it could mean that your hot water heater is starting to rust on the inside. The most common reason for this is a deteriorated anode rod. The anode rod is a metal wire that hangs in the water inside your heater’s tank. The anode rod is there to absorb the small electrical currents in the water that cause rust. Unless it’s replaced regularly, the inside of your tank can become vulnerable to rust. When that happens it almost always means that you need to replace your water heater.

If you need water heater repair in Washington, DC, call the experts at All–Pro Appliance Repair.