The water heater is one of the most important appliances in a home. When something goes wrong with your water heater, it can be difficult to find and fix the cause. That means you could be taking cold showers until the issue is diagnosed. Today, the team at Solution Based Plumbing, Heating, and A/C discusses the most common water heater problems, and when to call a professional for an appointment.
Common Water Heater Problems
The most common water heater problems homeowners encounter include the following:
- Smelly water: When the water coming from your spigots and faucets in the home smells foul, you might have bacteria in the water heater tank. A technician can flush and clean your hot water heater, but if you feel like tackling it yourself, check out our blog on how to clean a hot water heater.
- No hot water: Are you failing to get hot water for showers, to wash your hands or when running the washing machine? If so, there could be a few things going on with the water heater. The breaker in the electrical box might have tripped. If this is the case, simply set it back to the “on” position. If it’s not the breaker, the pilot light might have gone out and will need to be relit.
- Noises coming from the tank: Lots of appliances make weird noises, but when you start hearing noises coming from the water heater tank, you might have a sediment buildup. This is solved by draining the tank and filling it with clean water.
- Leaks: Have you discovered water pooling on the floor around the water heater? Check to make sure the water is not coming from any other source. If it is really coming from the water heater, the unit may need to be replaced. Failing to replace a leaking water heater can lead to it bursting and flooding your home. Be sure to call a professional for a diagnosis.
Schedule Your Water Heater Appointment Today!
Are you experiencing any of these common water heater problems? If so, call the experienced and trusted team at Solution Based Plumbing, Heating, and A/C today at 215-584-2098 to schedule an appointment.