Water Heater Service & Installation
Water heaters experience different problems at some point in their lifespan, and many of these issues can be caused by one or more of the following.
Common Causes of Water Heater Failure
Failing Heating Elements. Water is heated with the aid of water heating elements, and when these elements fail, the likely result is the lack of hot water coming out. There is no method of repairing a failing or completely burned heating element, and the problem can only be remedied by replacing the broken heating elements.
Faulty Thermostat. The thermostat is mainly responsible for controlling the water temperature. When the thermostat fails, this can result in the water being too hot or too cold. Often times, these issues can be fixed by simply adjusting the thermostat to the desired level. If this solves the problem, the thermostat is not broken; otherwise, it may need replacement.
Sediment Buildup. Sediment builds up and accumulates in your water heater tank or the pipes over time. This buildup can result in two problems. One, it can cause strange noises to come from the water tank while water is being heated, and two, it can block the water flow and cause low pressure to come out of your tap or shower. In most cases, these issues can be addressed by flushing or cleaning the affected fixtures.
Age. As your water heater ages, you can expect it to exhibit several issues with regards to its performance. Sometimes, you will notice that the water coming out is somewhat discolored, which is usually caused by rusty.
Other times you’ll notice that the water coming out has a sort of stench, which is usually caused by the bacteria inside the water tank. Pilot lights, thermostats, heating elements, and other components of your water heater may also show signs of failing because of age.
While they do tend to last twice as long as conventional water heaters, tankless models cannot last forever. The general rule of thumb for life expectancy is 10 years for traditional types and 20 years for their tankless counterparts. That is, if they are maintained properly.
Are You in Need of Tank/Tankless Water Heater Repair or Replacement Services?
Water heaters are important plumbing appliances for residential, commercial, and industrial properties. When water heaters fail, it can disrupt normal day to day activities and operations, bringing life to a standstill.
Thus, in order to avoid bringing your activities and operations to a halt, get in touch with us right away when your water heater fails. We are available and ready to serve our San Diego customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.