When To Call For A Water Heater Repair | Oak Ridge, TN

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Waking up to a hot shower is a good way to start the day. But once you realize only cold water is coming out that good feeling soon evaporates. To add to your troubles, you now need to find a reliable water heater repair company. It is just as well that you have My Professional Plumber to depend on, we have been providing quality plumbing services to Oak Ridge, TN for many years.

Anybody who has had a water heater repair will testify to our top-notch professional services, just look at all our five-star reviews online. We have technicians on standby all day and night ready to deal with your water heater repair.

When Do You Need a Water Heater Repair?

Erratic Water Temperatures

Once you start your shower have you noticed that the temperature of the water varies from one moment to the next? Extremely hot water can be dangerous and cause serious injuries by scolding you. So, what causes these varying temperatures? One source of the problem is mineral build-up on the bottom of the tank which can cover the heating element in an electric water heater.

This is a particular problem in areas with hard water. Minerals in the water will form insoluble scales inside pipework and all over the working parts in your water heater. Your system will need descaling at least once a year to avoid the risk of a water heater repair.

Another cause of erratic water temperature will be a faulty temperature regulating valve, which will need to be replaced. Another is a faulty dip-tube, which moves cold water from the top of the tank to the bottom. This results in a more efficient heating operation. This too will need to be replaced. Why risk injury with scalding hot water, call us today for your water heater repair!

Discolored Water

The water leaving your heater should be clear, if it is not, you have a serious health problem on your hands, and we advise you not to drink the water. Discolored water could mean bacteria is present inside the tank and it will need to be cleaned out. If your pipes are old, they could be rusting from the inside. When you run the water, the rust will be dislodged and will discolor the water. Call us today and one of our technicians can investigate the problem for you.

Water Heater Is Making Strange Sounds

All water heaters will make some noise, but unexpected sounds will need further investigation. If you hear crackling and hissing sounds this could be due to the insoluble scale forming on the heating element. The scale acts as an insulating layer and makes it harder for the heating element to transfer heat to the surrounding water.

This means that the element has to work harder to maintain the temperature of the water. As a result, it uses more energy and increases your bills. It is also more likely to overheat and burn out, needing to be replaced during a water heater repair. If something does not sound right with your unit, then please call My Professional Plumber.

Leaking Water

A water leak could be due to a loose connection, or a faulty valve, which is usually straightforward to repair. A more severe problem is that the tank is corroded, a crack in the tank will mean that you need to have your tank completely replaced.

Remember that water is a very destructive force and will cause a lot of damage when it seeps through walls and floors, which will be expensive to repair. The sooner you deal with any water leak the better.

Low Water Pressure

A leak in your home may result in several things happening. Your water bills will go up and the water pressure will decrease. Leaks are often hard to detect, as they can often occur behind walls and under floors. A sure way to discover if you have a leak is to turn off all your water appliances and make sure all the taps are shut.

If the water meter is still ticking over then you have a leak somewhere and this will need locating and repairing. Low water pressure can also be a result of a faulty valve in your unit. An expert technician from My Professional Plumber will be needed to find the underlying cause of the problem.

Not Enough Hot Water 

When you first moved into your home you probably had a smaller family and few water appliances. Over the years your family may have grown, and you may have had extra water appliances added. If you did not upgrade your water heater, you may find that it struggles to cope when all the appliances are on together and everyone wants a shower.

Your water heater may shut down as it fails to keep up with the demands placed on it. If it shuts down too often it will eventually break down and need a water heater repair. Other than rotating the use of your appliances during the day, the only realistic option is to have a new installation.

It will be important to correctly calculate your hot water usage both now and in the future. An undersized unit will only lead to endless frustration if it fails to cope. We at My Professional Plumber are experts with new water heater installations and can help you select which is the best unit for your needs and budget.

Get Your Water Heater Regularly Serviced

Although a water heater is very robust it can still break down and need a water heater repair. The average repair bill will often run into hundreds of dollars. It makes sense to give your unit an annual service. Many of the aforementioned problems and others will be picked up before they cause a breakdown.

Your unit will also be more energy-efficient, saving you money. A well-serviced unit is going to be less likely to break down, and this gives you additional peace of mind.

Why Select My Professional Plumber of Oak Ridge, TN?

We have been helping the people of Oak Ridge, TN for many years, providing the highest quality plumbing services at affordable prices. We have vastly experienced technicians ready to answer your call 24/7. Please give us a call if you are having plumbing troubles!