The Possible Reasons you Need Some Water Heater Repair

The Possible Reasons you Need Some Water Heater Repair

When you are in that cold shower in the morning, fuming because everyone else used all of the hot water, you may not even be thinking that you need to have your water heater repaired, or at least tuned up. However, while most of the time it is simply a matter of showers being too long in the morning, it is possible that your water heater may be in need of repair or replacement.


There are some common things that may be the cause of this. To know for sure you may need to call in a company that does water heater repair in Vista. However, here are some of the reasons that your water heater may be going out. None of these are things that you could have done anything with.


  1. If you are always running out of hot water, chances are that the water heater is simply too small for the demand in the house. You can try to spread out showers, time the laundry and dishwasher to run at different times, etc. However, before going to this length or getting a new water heater, make sure that the thermostat on the water heater is still working and set to 120-degrees Fahrenheit. A plumber can come in and rule out the minor things and fix anything serious without you having to waste an entire day or weekend figuring it out.
  2. If you have rust colored water coming from the hot water side, you probably need to replace the have a sacrificial anode rod.  This is a magnesium rod screwed in from the top of the tank. The rode extends down into the tank and dissolves slowly when it comes in contact with minerals in the water (hard water). The purpose is for the minerals to attack the anode rod instead of the water heater’s metal tank, which would rust out quickly without an anode rod in place.
  3. Rotten egg smell from the water heater is another sign that the anode needing to be replaced. I’ve got to warn you that unscrewing an anode rod is easier said than done. They are screwed in tight and I’ve seen plumbers have to use long breaker bars while another guy bear hugs the water heater to keep it from moving while the plumber turns the bolt to get the anode rod out.
  4. Leaking water heater may be a sign that the water heater needs to be replaced, but call in a plumber to be sure before you go and buy a new water heater. Sometimes, it’s just a loose pipe or connection dripping down the side and forming a puddle on the floor.

These are just a few of the signs that you may see from your water heater that let you know that repairs are in order. To know for sure you should call a professional plumbing company that does water heater repair in Vista and have them come into your home and take a look. They can diagnose the problems and then repair them if you would like them to do that. They can also simply diagnose the issue for you and not fix it if you would prefer that they do that. The key is just to know for sure what the issue is before you waste time and money.

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