When your water heater heater experiences problems, it can often be stressful experience. At All Phase Plumbing, we work hard to provide you with lasting solutions that you can trust in. Your water heater is just like any standard appliance which means when it is not properly maintained, it is subject to problems that can result in costly repair or replacements. While your hot water heater is often out of sight and out of mind, it is important to understand the signs that you may have a broken water heater.
There are Many Visible Signs of a Broken Water Heater
Hot water heaters are quite vocal when neglected or need to be phased out. A lack of hot water is certainly the most visible sign that is capable of ruining a great start to the day. Before this water catastrophe occurs—the tank may grumble, water may leak, and the electrical may short-circuit. Two of the three symptoms are easily observed since the noise may worsen as the tank breaks down and leaking water can cause minor floods in basements and garages. However, the electrical element and inner mechanics require more attention—especially if they malfunction.
There are Also Hard-to-Detect Signs of Broken Hot Water Heaters
An anode rod should regularly be used to cleanse the tank of sediment buildup and corrosion. It might be harder to clean older heaters and keep them sediment free. If the inside of the tank is filled with rust or valves and pipes are corroded, the heater is likely bound to break soon. Further, wiring and electrical issues often do not become visible at first. If the heater short circuits or it burns out, do not handle these issues on your own.
All Phase Plumbing are Home Energy Experts
A lack of hot water in Seattle homes may arise from many different scenarios. Some of them, like a leaking tank, are immediately visible—others like loose wires require careful inspection. All Phase Plumbing are always thrilled to restore water heaters to functioning conditions. However, recurrent water heater issues can drive up energy costs and funnel money from your wallet. We are plumbing experts with examining the root cause of your sewer and drain services. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or learn more about how we can fix your broken hot water heater.