Your water heater gives you hot water throughout your home: showers, baths, washers, sinks, and dishwashing. If you sense that your water heater is no longer functioning properly, there are some warning signs that may help prevent major problems later on. All repairs should be handled by a local professional technician. Call All-Pro Appliance Repair in the Washington, DC area to schedule a water heater repair service today.

Like any mechanical device, your water heater may suffer general wear and tear over its years of service, but there are signs that may indicate a more specific problem. Depending upon whether your water heater is tanked or tankless and its fuel type, there are a host of issues that may arise during its lifetime. As with any important home appliance, repairs should be carried out by a water heater professional. The first and most obvious problem is when a cold shower wakes you up. No hot water means that your hot water is not working. There may be several different reasons for this. If your unit is electric, the heating element may be faulty; alternatively, if your unit is gas-powered, the thermocouple of your gas unit may be damaged. It may also be a faulty control valve or ignition issue. These are relatively straightforward repairs, but should always be handled by a professional.

Wrong temperature can be another problem. Your thermostat sends a signal to your water heater to operate at a defined temperature. If the thermostat is uncalibrated, it can lead to inadequate hot water or even to water that is excessively hot. If you’re not receiving enough hot water, it could be a faulty dip tube, which mixes hot and cold water in the tank, or the plumbing of the device may have crossed cold and hot water connections. Alternatively, there may be a problem with the fuel supply.

Lastly, if you hear a strange rumbling or popping noise in your water heater, sediment may have built up in the bottom of the tank. This can cause overheating there, resulting in unnecessary water boiling, and may be solved by flushing out your system. Call a Washington, DC appliance repair technician if your water heater is not operating properly. We can perform a detailed inspection of your appliance and determine the best course of action. Call All-Pro Appliance Repair today.