Water Heater Repair – Common Water Heater Problems
We all depend on the water heater for that hot relaxing shower. So when it breaks down not only is showering going to be a problem but you will have to entertain the possibility of having it repaired. Here are some of the most common water heater repair problems professionals encounter every day.
Low water pressure is either caused by sediment buildup or actual low pressure from your water source. Sediment build up can be caused by years and years of mineral deposit in your shower head. To avoid this kind of problem in the future it’s best to clean your showerhead regularly. Low water pressure can also be caused by low water pressure. To find, out turn on other taps in different areas of the house. If water pressure is also slow in those areas then chances are this is a source problem rather than a home based one.
The most common cause of a leaking water tank is probably loose bolts around the gasket. This can easily be corrected by tightening the bolts and checking the gasket. After this check the pressure valve. If the leak continues then you will most possibly have to buy a new water tank.
You will need water heater repair if the water coming out is too hot. This could be due to a faulty thermostat or heating element. Most of the time both of these can be replaced by your handyman. Checking the heating element can sometimes cause electrocution so make sure that you follow necessary safety precautions before doing so.
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