Water Heaters and Their Problems

Hot water is no longer considered a luxury. In fact, hot water is almost an entitlement to most. The days of having to heat water on the stove to provide for a warm bath are long gone thanks to one of the more under-appreciated inventions, the water heater. Despite the inherent greatness of the invention, disrepair does occur. If you are in need of a new or repair to existing water heaters at your Zumbro Falls or nearby home, call on the professionals at Gander Plumbing.

Repairs being commonplace for water heaters, take a look at some of the common types of repair encountered with water heaters:

Discolored Water

Rusty or just discolored water is an indicator that rust as well as sediment has built up within the water heater. This, like temperature issues, is generally found to be an easy fix. Flush out the water heater and clean the tank. We at Gander Plumbing would be only too happy to come out and help you with this issue.

Not Hot or Too Hot

The most common of water heater repairs, it is a simple one that you should be able to handle on your own (in lieu of there not being a bigger problem). Just adjust the thermostat on the water heater—no more, no less. The preferred temperature range of professionals is roughly 120 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. If the adjustments made here do not solve the problem, the gas thermocouple or heating element may be to blame. Your best bet upon this type of discovery is to call in a plumber. Gander will send someone out to take a gander and make the required repairs on your approval.

Obnoxious Sounds

With so much going on in the inside, water heaters, like any other appliance out there, make noise. The mechanics within allow for a lot of potential noise like bangs, creaks, knocks or whines. These noises emerge in water heaters usually as a result of sediment build-up within them. The accumulated debris will start to come in to contact with the heating element which will cause sound as the sediment is being burnt away. In most cases, the best way to repair water heaters that are going through issues like these is to flush out the tank. Call us to come out if your water heater is making any odd noises.

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

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