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Arlington Plumbing – Water Heater Repair – Part One

Arlington Plumbing – Water Heater Repair – Part One

Are you looking to troubleshoot your water heater or do you need a professional Arlington plumbing company to repair your water heater?  Water heater problems are typically self-evident. For example, when you turn on your hot water faucet it does not produce hot water. Another example, you could see water dripping or a water puddle near your water heater. You could also hear strange noises coming from your hot water heater that you are not accustomed to.  In this guide you will find expert advice for hot water heater troubleshooting.

When it comes to some gas utility companies, they will solve some of the problems with a gas water heater’s gas supply for you, however, they will not fix other problems that can occur with your hot water heater.  Either you will have to fix the problem yourself or you will need to get in touch with a professional Arlington plumbing company to do it for you.  It helps to know how to basic troubleshoot your water heater and solve basic problems yourself, as we will discuss below. For more difficult problems, contact a qualified Arlington plumbing company to help you.

Some of the most common issues with water heaters are a leaking tank, not enough hot water, strange noises, discolored and / or repugnant water, or the water is not hot enough or is too hot.  

Troubleshooting Hot Water Heater – No Hot Water

One of the most common issues with a hot water heater is that it does not heater water at all.  First off, is the hot water heater gas or electric? Gas and Electric hot water heaters are pretty different from one another and looking into the problem will depend on what type of hot water heater it is.  A gas water heater will have a burner at the bottom and a flue on the top, whereas, an electric water heater is powered by a large electrical plug.

If the hot water heater is gas and the pilot light is out, then you will simply need to reignite the flame. If the hot water heater is electric it could be numerous issues and it is best to get in touch with a professional local Arlington plumbing company to assist you.

Water is to hot or not enough Hot Water

Two other very common issues with hot water heaters are the fact that they may not produce enough hot water or the water is too hot.  The first thing you should do is adjust the temperature dial on the front of the water heater then wait for a little while.  After waiting a while check the hot water from a faucet. Be careful in doing so to not scold yourself if you have increased the temperature dial to produce hotter water.  If adjusting the temperature dial does not seem to be working then you can try the troubleshooting methods we’ve listed below or contact a local Arlington plumbing company for assistance.

Not Enough Hot Water

If this is a frequent issue in your household then the typical reason behind this is due to an undersized hot water heater.  You will need to either install a tankless water heater to meet your demands or look into replacing your existing hot water heater with a newer, larger unit.

However, if you have had enough hot water in the recent past and you have not had any new additions in your home that requires hot water, first check for leaks around the hot water heater.  If you do not see any leaks then you could try flushing the hot water heater tank to help clear out mineral deposits which also reduce the efficiency of the hot water heater.   You could also inspect the temperature-pressure relief valve. This valve keeps pressure from building up too much in the tank.  You will lift or lower the handle and water should drain from the overflow pipe. If this doesn’t work, then you will need to look into replacing the relief valve. If you are not sure on how to do this then it is best to contact a local professional Arlington plumbing company to handle this for you.

If none of the above works out, then it could possibly be the dip tube that supplies cold water to the tank. This may be cracked or even broken.  This tube is supposed to guide cold water to the bottom of the tank, but if it breaks or splits then cold water pours in at the top of the tank which will mix with the existing hot water.  Either way, get in touch with a professional Arlington plumbing company to assess and fix the problem or look into replacing the existing water heater with a newer more efficient hot water heater system.

About Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Arlington, Texas

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Arlington, TX is a professional Arlington plumbing company servicing Fort Worth and surrounding areas.  Our experienced, courteous and friendly plumbers provide on time plumbing related services to not only Arlington but surrounding areas also. If you are in need of a professional plumber that you can count on for plumbing repairs, maintenance and / or installation then you can count on us at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Arlington, Texas.

Ben Franklin Plumbing is a leader in the field for plumbing related repairs. We are also one of the most trusted plumbing service brands in the industry with high standards of service that you can rely on. When you contact us you can rest assured knowing that you are receiving the best plumbing services in the area.  Our commitment to service and excellence is reflected in our stone solid A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.  If you have a plumbing related problem in your home or business and you need help, do not hesitate to contact us today. One of our professional, courteous and friendly plumbers will be more than happy to assist you and answer any of your questions and schedule an appointment with you to assess the plumbing related problem and resolve it at your earliest convenience.  Give Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Arlington, Texas a call today if you are looking for a professional Arlington plumbing company.  If there’s any delay, it’s you we pay®