It is a common occurrence for people to expect to take a nice warm or hot shower, only to find freezing cold water is coming from the showerhead. Other issues can manifest as well, such as the hot water is not heating to the desired temperature. Having a problem with your water heater can impact your hot water supply in a number of ways. The problem is easily solved however, in most cases. If you can find the source of the problem, the remedy is often the easy part. Below, we at Texas Appliance Repair Service would like to share the most common issues preventing your water heater from performing efficiently and the optimal solution.
Hot Water Heater Troubleshooting Guide
1) Hot water heater pilot light. An issue with the pilot light is frequently the simplest and easiest hot water problem to fix. Make sure the pilot light is still on by checking your water heater. Being well hidden, you may need help finding the pilot light; to do so, review your owner’s manual.
2) Gas water heater leak. Your problem may be caused by a leak in the gas line that leads to the appliance, should you have a gas hot water heater installed in your home. Close to the water heater, you may notice a rotten egg smell if this is the case. This issue should only be handled by a professional as it is a very dangerous and needs to be handled immediately.
3) Hot water heater heating element. Replacing the heating element on your water heater might be necessary if the hot water is not producing hot water or the hot water that is not hot enough. The manual should help you through it, although a professional can get it done quickly and safely.
4) Water heater sediment buildup. Reducing its ability to produce ample hot water, over time the water contaminants can accumulate and harden in the bottom of your water heater. Reducing the temperature of the water heater to 130 degrees, routinely cleaning your water heater, and softening hard water with a water softening agent can all help you combat the sediment buildup in your water heater. Ultimately, you will have to replace the water heater altogether in the event the tank itself is rusty, preventing you from removing that buildup.
5) Hot water heater thermostat issues. It may be that you need to adjust the temperature on your water heater thermostat should you have some hot water, but it is simply not hot enough. Although, keep in mind the thermostat may be deteriorating and require a replacement. The manual can help you through the adjustment however, if it needs replacing, you are better off contacting a professional for assistance.
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If you continue to experience problems with your hot water heater, call Texas Appliance Repair Service and our experts will evaluate the water heater and determine the most optimal solution to get it operating efficiently again. We are fully trained and experienced to take care of the issues that your water heater are experiencing. Contact us today for your appointment.