Three Common Problems with Water Heaters

Once upon a time, hot water was a luxury. If you wanted to take a warm bath, you had to get some water and heat it on your stove or fireplace. But the invention of the hot water heater was a game-changer. Suddenly, homes could have one of these installed and voila! Hot water any time it was needed. But like any other appliance, sometimes hot water heaters need repair work. We specialize in installing and repairing water heaters in Byron and the surrounding areas, and we are often called for the same type of repair work. Here are a few of the most common types of repairs we do on water heaters.

Water that is too hot or not hot enough

This is a very common complaint that we get about water heaters. The solution is usually simple and doesn’t even require us to visit your home. You simply have to adjust the thermostat on the unit. Ideally, your water should be heated to about 120 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. But if the thermostat is set correctly and your water is still not coming out at the right temperature, then the heating element or gas thermocouple, depending on what type of water heater you have, could be broken. The only way to know for sure is to call us. We can come out, take a look and make the necessary repairs.

Water heater is noisy

Like just about any other appliance, water heaters can suddenly start to make funny noises like bangs, knocks, creaks or whines. Most of the time, water heaters start making these noises because sediment has built up in them. That debris will come into contact with the heating element and that can make noise as it is burning the sediment away. Usually, the best way to repair water heaters that are experiencing this problem is by flushing the tank. Call us to come out if your water heater is making any odd noises.

Water is discolored when it comes out

Discolored or rusty water is a sign that sediment and rust have built up within your water heater. This is usually a simple fix that involves flushing out your water heater and cleaning the tank. We can come out and take care of this for you too.

Do you want more information about water heaters in Byron? Call Gander Plumbing at 507-282-7540 or you can contact us to set up your Free Estimate.

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