Hot Water Issues

Vernon Water Heater RepairThere are many times that people experience water heater problems and they know how frustrating they can be. There are times when hot water is needed in the house and it is not available. It is at this time that the homeowner realizes that the water heater has failed and is in need of repair.

There are many different components in a water heater that can fail that will stop water from being heated. There are other times that the water may become to hot and can injure the homeowner via scalding of the skin.

It is for these reasons that it is a good idea to contact a professional if a homeowner is experiencing any of these problems so that they can get the problem rectified as quickly as possible.

What should a homeowner do when their water gets too hot?

If the water is getting too hot in a water heater the first thing that should be done is to cut off the power to the unit if it is an electric water heater or the gas supply to a gas water heater.

After this is accomplished a homeowner should seek the services of a qualified company that can repair or replace the unit. Overheating of water can cause a high pressure build up that can lead to catastrophic failure of the water heating unit.

Why does this occur?

Many times excessively hot water in the water heater means that the thermostat is malfunctioning. This can lead the water to be over heated past the temperature that the homeowner wants it to be at. If the thermostat is not working correctly it will not send the proper signal to the heating elements that are located in the water heater that heat the water to cease heating. This can lead to superheated water and excessive high water heating bills.

What are some of the dangers of a water heater thermostat that is set too high?

A water heater that is set to high can scald the homeowner or their family when they call for hot water. In rare cases the pressure in the water heater can reach a point that, if the safety valve malfunctions, the water heater can explode which can result in personal injury, death, or property damage. It is a good idea to seek the help of a professional if a water heater is overheating.

If you're having trouble with the hot water in your Vernon home, it's time to call Water Heater Medic at 860-896-3342!