A water heater is something that most people take for granted. When you want hot water for a relaxing shower, doing the dishes or other household chores, turning on the faucet is generally all that is needed. Unfortunately, when you have water heater problems, your reliable source of hot water can suddenly be gone. Whether your water heater problems are due to lack of sufficient hot water, low temperature or odd noises coming from the tank, an experienced plumber can provide the best solution.
There are times when water heater problems can easily be fixed. For example, if your hot water is either not hot enough or is too hot, check the thermostat on your unit to see where it is set. A temperature setting between 120º F and 140º F is often ideal for most homeowners. For the elderly and young children, it is extremely important to ensure that the water temperature is not set so high that it could cause scalding.
If adjusting the temperature does not solve your water heater problems, an expert should be contacted. Your water heater problems might stem from a broken heating element. Of course, other water heater problems such as bangs and noises coming from your water heater’s tank might be the result of sediment building up in the tank. You might simply need to have your tank flushed, but the noise might also be an indication that the heating element is going out.
One problem that will require immediate action is if you notice any water pooling around your water heater. A leaking tank will need to be replaced as soon as possible. When your water heater tank is leaking you risk water damage from flooding, so immediate replacement is necessary.
At Foster Plumbing & Heating, our service technicians can provide fast repairs and replacement to handle your water heater problems. We have helped thousands of residents throughout Richmond and have earned a reputation for excellence in the community. Give Foster Plumbing & Heating a call today.