Clearwater Water Heater Repair

Most homeowners don’t think about their water heater often. People just turn on their faucets and expect the water to heat up in short order.

When hot water doesn’t come out of your faucets, though, it’s not just an annoyance; it could be a sign of a major problem happening or about to happen. 

Water heaters are an important appliance in any home. They also can cause major issues if problems aren’t addressed immediately. Here are some of the most common water heater problems.

Water Isn’t Hot

The most obvious sign that you may have a problem is if your water isn’t hot. This problem could have an easy solution or a more complicated one.

If the pilot light isn’t on (for gas heaters) or if an electrical circuit has been tripped, the fix could be relatively easy. If neither of these are your issue, then a more complicated fix involving a control valve, piping, or heating elements could be necessary.

Water Doesn’t Stay Hot

Not having enough hot water is also a potential water heater problem. The first thing to check is whether your water heater is large enough to handle your needs. If not, you could just need a larger water heater.

If the heater is sufficient in size, then you may have problems with tubing or heating elements. A professional plumber could investigate these potential issues for you.

Strange Noises Are Happening

All water heaters make some noise, but other noises are concerning.

If you hear a low rumbling or popping noise, that could be a sign that water is boiling. This would not be good, as it could lead to your water heater overheating.  One possible cause of this problem is extra build-up of sediment. If this is your problem, you may just need to flush the water heater. 

A hissing sound could be an indicator that there’s a leak somewhere in the tank. Leaks can cause huge problems if left unattended.

Water Has Formed at the Base

If you observe water at the base of the water heater, it could be a sign that your water heater is leaking. It’s possible that this can be repaired if the source of the leak is a valve or connected plumbing.

If the water heater tank is leaking, though, you most likely will need a new one.

Trust B&B Professional Plumbing To Repair Your Water Heater

Hot water is a necessity in any home, but broken or faulty water heaters aren’t just a nuisance. They can be the source of major problems. That’s why it’s essential to hire an experienced plumber when you have a water heater problem.

For 25 years, B&B Professional Plumbing has been serving the Tampa Bay Metro region. Our excellent reputation has been built upon years of experience in both residential and commercial settings. We provide superior repair, design, remodel, and installation services.

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