There is never a good time for water heater failure. The signs of a problem may be too subtle most for people to notice. Even those who are aware of the signs may overlook it in the rush to shower, and get off to work. However, there are common problems that lead to water heater repair in Arlington. Being aware of potential signs can ultimately enable you to call for repair before a minor issue becomes a major issue, or a new water heater. Our licensed plumbers have the expertise to repair all brands of conventional water heaters.
With 85% of the nation’s water supply being hard water, chances are you have hard water. Hard water is harmful to plumbing, and only a water softener can remove these minerals from your water. It is especially harmful to a water heater, collecting in the bottom and causing numerous problems, and can lead to premature failure.
You can prevent the process, by routinely flushing the water heater to rid the tank of the sediment that develops due to hard water. Begin by draining the tank, or calling a plumber in Arlington to provide a professional flush. Afterward, drain 2-3 quarts of water from the tank every 2-3 months to prevent the buildup of sediment.
When sediment accumulates, the water heater consumes more energy in the attempt to heat the water through the layers of buildup. Furthermore, the heated sediment can heat up the bottom of the tank, resulting in breakage of the protective glass liner. Once this occurs, and water the metal tank, rust soon occurs resulting in a leak. Leaky water heater tanks cannot be repaired, and require replacement.
Signs of a water heater with sediment buildup include unusual sounds such as popping, or rumbling. When you detect unusual noises, contact a Benjamin Franklin plumber for water heater repair in Arlington.
No Hot Water
In an electric water heater, a tripped breaker in the home’s electrical panel will result in a lack of hot water. Push the breaker to the on position. If it quickly trips again contact a plumber for inspection and water heater repair in Arlington.
Check the pilot in gas water heaters, and relight if necessary, according to the manufacturer’s instruction. If you are not comfortable lighting the pilot, contact a plumber. In addition, if the pilot continues to go out contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing for water heater repair in Arlington.
Water around the water heater indicate a leak. As previously noted, leaks in the tank will require replacement of the water heater. However, when leaks occur in a pipe, fittings, or the drain valve, water heater repair can be provided.
Water Not Hot Enough
Check the thermostat and ensure it is set at 120 degrees. Otherwise, contact a Benjamin Franklin plumber for water heater repair in Arlington.
Water Heater Replacement and Installation
A professional water heater installation will ensure its optimal performance, your safety, and energy efficiency. When you need water heater replacement, remember a new water heater will reduce the cost of your energy bill. Furthermore, with routine maintenance, and timely water heater repair in Arlington when needed, the lifespan of the appliance will be extended, while maintaining performance.
When problems occur with your conventional water heater, contact Benjamin Franklin for reliable water heater repair in Arlington. Our plumbers provide quality plumbing repair, installation, maintenance and other plumbing services for residential and commercial applications. For service you can rely on, call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing. We serve Arlington, Fort Worth, and the surrounding areas, and are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.