What are the signs that you need Alpharetta water heater repair? Well, rust-colored water is a sure sign that your water heater isn’t functioning properly, and it needs some maintenance. Another guaranteed sign of damage is water that tastes or smells bad. This can be a serious issue and you shouldn’t use the water until it’s fixed. Of course, the more obvious problems include a complete lack of hot water or the presence of hot water in much smaller amounts.
It’s always a good idea to know more about a job before hiring someone to do it. So before seeking Alpharetta water heater repair or maintenance, let’s take a look at the three most common kinds of repairs that are done on water heaters.
Dip tubes carry cold water to the bottom of the tank. That’s where the heat exchange occurs in order for the water heater to be able to warm up the water properly. The warm water then rises to the top. When the dip tubes break, cold water is deposited from the top, as well along with the heated water. Obviously, mixing both hot and cold water will lead to ineffective heating and hot water storage.
Broken dip tubes are the most common causes why a water heater suddenly starts performing poorly or not like the way it used to. Luckily, it’s an easy job and can be dealt with most of the times with relative ease by qualified service providers.
Faulty burners are the second most common cause of water heater malfunction. It’s something that plumbers and water heater repairmen deal with all the time. Keep in mind that this issue is limited to gas heaters and not electric ones. Gas heaters are quite common and so is this issue. But it’s not something to worry about if you have an electric heater.
Rust or dirt accumulation on the burner will result in poor heating. Other causes of poor heating from a gas heater include poor gas flow and defective gas pipes. While burner issues are somewhat easy to fix, you shouldn’t try to do the job on your own due to the risks involved. Always call a professional technician.
This issue is specific to electric heaters since they rely on two heating elements in order to get the water hot. If one of them breaks, then the amount of hot water you get is reduced. In fact, one heating element burning out will lead to you experiencing lukewarm water from your shower and faucets.
A certified technician who knows what they’re doing won’t have any issues in repairing faulty water heaters. They will also easily fix all the water heater issues listed above. However, these aren’t all the major problems that you may encounter. So the next time you look for Alpharetta water heater repair or maintenance services, call us. We’ll make sure that you’ll have a clear idea of what’s happening and provide you with the best possible solution.