Repair or Replacement: What Kinds of Water Heater Issues are Easy Repairs and What Issues Indicate a Needed Repair?
The water heater is a very important part of the overall functions of a home, due to the fact that they dole out comfortable water for each and every member of the household, but there are various problems that your water heater is likely to encounter over time.
However, it is important to be able to assess and decipher whether you need to simply make repairs and fix damages to your water heater, or whether you are going to have to replace the unit altogether. Here are some issues that could indicate that you simply need a simply repair and some other time's when a larger repair is necessary.
Rusty Colored Water
If you happen to be getting rusty, or reddish colored water out of your faucets, there is a good chance that you have been developing rust inside your water heater.
In order to fix this, you are going to have to drain your system and clean the system out with bleach, although it may be easier to simply call a company out to assist you in this process, as you want to make sure that you get all of the rust out and that the system is clean before you set it back up.
No Hot Water
If you are simply not getting any hot water or there is a huge lack of hot water that is being delivered by your showers and your other faucets in the home, you likely have a problem with the heating element of your water heater.
In this type of situation, it is very unlikely that anyone in the home is going to possess the skills that are necessary to diagnose and fix a problem of this magnitude, so it is imperative that you call out a professional company, who will be able to make the repairs and take care of the issues.
System Emitting Rotten Egg Odor
If your system is putting out water that smells of rotten eggs, you can be quite certain that there is a bacteria problem in your water heater. This is a fairly simply problem to fix, as you simply need to take all of the water out of the heater and then clean it out with hydrogen peroxide.
About two liters of hydrogen peroxide should be put into the system with water and should be allowed to sit for several hours, after which the system should run free of bacteria.
Call Water Heater Medic today at (860) 896-3342 to get the hot water that you deserve in your Vernon home.