Hot water systems play a key role in the everyday lives of people since they provide hot water for various uses around the home. However, like other systems, they do break down sometimes. The reasons for breaking down are varied, but if you encounter problems, it is advisable not to ignore them. You should always call on our professional plumbing technicians for hot water repairs or the replacement of an irreparable system.
Here are some common problems associated with hot water systems and the best solutions for solving hot water system problems cost effectively.
1. Hot Water System Leaks
If you are experiencing leaks in the hot water system, then the problem probably lies in the pipes, drain valve, or the tank. If the leaks are in the drain valve or pipes, it could be an easy fix you can do yourself, or you can use professionals like us to do it for you. However, if the leak is in the tank, it is best to call in a professional.
It is only a professional that can determine whether repairs will be of help and do them or replacement will be necessary, which is something still to be left to the experts. If you are experiencing any leaks within your hot water, call us to fix them.
2. Pilot Light Problems
If you discover that your pilot light is malfunctioning, you can consider fixing the problem yourself. The pilot light can malfunction because of accumulation of dirt or a thermocouple that requires replacing. If it is simply dirty you can clean it, and it will be fixed, but if the problem lies with the thermocouple, it is best to call in professionals like us to come and replace it.
3. Water Not Heating Properly
You should first ensure that you have set your thermostat properly before you call for professional help. If after setting it correctly the thermostat still does not work properly, you should consider buying a new one, or you can have a professional come and take a look at it. The professional can either service it or recommend replacement. Call us to service your malfunctioning water heater or for installation of a new one.
4. Strange ‘Sounds.’
If you hear any strange sounds coming from your water heater, you should call in a professional to solve the problem. Sediments are usually responsible for the strange sounds, and it is best to find a professional to come clear the sediments. Failure to rid the tank of the sediments could lead to the destruction of the tank, and you may need to buy a new one. Call on us to come clear the sediments and make those strange ‘sounds’ disappear.
Hot Water Repairs: Final Thoughts
If you are experiencing problems with your hot water system, it is good to know some of the common problems so that you know how to handle them. Some problems are easy enough to fix on your own, but most problems require professional assistance. If you are experiencing any problems with your hot water system, call on us for professional hot water repairs.