Signs that something is wrong with your water heater: Standing water in the appliance. Water leaking. Larger than usual temperature fluctuation in the room.
Important note: water heater repair should be left to certified plumbers from Plumbing Northwest Arkansas. Not doing repairs yourself can lead to damage or injury to yourself and to others in your household. It is also a safety precaution to have a licensed contractor perform any repairs to your heating system. While these steps might seem fairly straightforward, they are not.
Hot water heater repair typically involves checking the pressure and temperature of the water tank. If there are leaks, this will need to be fixed immediately. If leaks are not present, it’s time to check the tank for damage. In particular, leaks in the hot water tank can lead to an overflow of water which can create havoc with the heater and even force a trip to the local emergency room. If leaks are present, call your local plumbers; they can inspect and fix your leaks, or they can refer you to a professional water tank contractor.
One of the more common problems with appliances is broken thermostats, which can cause an emergency shutoff if left unattended. Because thermostats are often so small, water heater repair requires that the homeowner reconnect the heating element, turn it back on, and reset the timer. While it’s definitely more complicated than just flipping a switch, it’s also much less dangerous; thermostats can literally be blown out of their holes by a slight blow, causing electrical shorts, fire, or other damage to both the home and personal property.
Some homeowners are simply unaware that their hot water heater needs to be repaired. This, unfortunately, can result in a lot of unnecessary expense since it usually means calling a plumber to come repair the unit instead of fixing it yourself. If your heater goes out, the first thing you should do is call us. There are several reasons why your heater may have gone out, but we can diagnose them and give you a quote for repairs.
Leaks are one of the most common problems with heaters, so if yours is leaking, it’s likely time to repair it. One of the main problems with leaks is that they tend to only leak one way. The heaters are designed to only draw heat from the air surrounding them, so if it starts leaking from any point other than the drain tube, then there’s a problem. Water heaters tend to leak more than other types of heaters because of the design of the tubes. So before it dries out, water gets drawn into the pipes by a small amount of refrigerant and this ends up as a gas build-up.
Another reason that heaters go out is because the float switches on the heaters stop working correctly. Sometimes this can be fixed by replacing the switch, but if it continues to keep going up and down, it could be more serious. In this situation, we can usually diagnose the problem and give an estimate on the water heater repair. It’s important to remember that most of these repairs aren’t covered by the homeowner’s insurance, so the cost of repair will likely be higher than it would be under normal circumstances. If your heater is still under warranty, contact the manufacturer for advice on how to finance the repair.
Water heaters are an essential part of commercial property, so it’s important that they’re maintained properly in order to keep the building safe. However, many people find that their water heaters break down after a few years or sometimes not at all. You don’t need to put your life at risk by calling in a professional when your heater goes out, so you should schedule a visit to a local heating expert soon. This way, you can get expert plumbers, and hopefully, a solution for your water heater repair needs.