Hot Water Running Cold?
If your hot showers are turning cold too quickly, then you shouldn’t ignore this problem. A lot of people ignore this issue because they are afraid of the cost of repair work. The reason this is happening is because the water heater isn’t warming up a sufficient amount of water. It is failing to heat up the water fast enough to meet your demands. Typically, a water heater should be able to warm up a tank of water within an hour or so, depending on how old the model is. The causes of this problem can be a bad installation, parts that are damaged or the tank being too small for the needs of your household. If this is the case hot water heater replacement is probably going to be your best option. You might even want to consider a tankless hot water heater.
First, you should check to make sure that the pilot on the hot water heater is on and properly functioning. You should also take a look at the dip tube that’s within the cold water pipe to see if it is broken. When you have heating elements that are malfunctioning, they will need to be replaced as soon as possible. If you have taken care of these things and your water heater is still acting up, then you may want to have it replaced by a technician.
Leaking or Making Strange Noises
Strange noises coming from your hot water heater may be the first sign that there is something wrong. The sounds may be high-pitched whistling or thumping and anything else in between. When you hear such sounds, it’s due to your water tank having rusty parts that require cleaning. In order to properly maintain your hot water heater, you’re going to need to clean off sediments and dirt that can build up on the equipment. If you don’t clean them off, the weird sounds will turn to malfunctions.
If you see water leaking from the unit, it will need to be repaired by a technician. Leaks can lead to rust, which can be detrimental to the water heater. Check the bottom to see if there are any holes. Sometimes, the problem could be overheating. This can be countered by lowering the temperature, which will stop the leak. If you’re experiencing these problems give us a call even if it’s the middle of the night and one of our Calgary emergency plumbers will respond.
There’s No Hot Water
If no hot water coming out of the faucets at all, you’ll need to check to see if the pilot light is on. The electricity supply must be properly working for the water heater to run smoothly. If these aren’t the issue, then a professional will be needed to do a diagnosis. Replacement of a heating element or thermostat may be required.
At Mr. Mike's Plumbing, we have professionals that can assist you with your hot water heater repairs. We have been around since the year 2013 and have since been helping customers in the Calgary/Alberta. We believe in customer satisfaction, so we do everything we can to ensure you’re happy with the work we perform. Mr.Mike's Plumbing has a great reputation because of our dedication to our clients. Whether you have a leaky pipe, toilet clog, drainage problems or a hot water heater that needs repairing, we are the company to call. We can service any type of water heater, including Trane, Rheem and Whirlpool.