Water Heater Problems | Water Heater Repair Arlington
Anticipating a long hot shower and receiving a short version, or even worse the fully cold experience, is not how anyone wants to start or end their day. When you have water heater problems, check the following before calling your Benjamin Franklin plumber for water heater repair in Arlington.
An Isolated Problem
Check for hot water elsewhere. When the lack of hot water is located in one area only, the problem will not be the water heater. A faulty faucet may be at work, for example. Check for a hot water leak on the supply line to the shower if possible. Otherwise, contact a plumber to diagnose and repair the issue affecting the shower.
Electric Water Heaters
When your appliance is an electric water heater, check the circuit breaker in the home electrical service panel. If it is “off” push it back to “on”, it should snap when it is on. If it trips again (you should hear an audible snap), there is an electrical problem with the water heater, wiring circuit, or circuit breaker. However, if it remains on, you should have hot water in approximately 55 to 60 minutes. For continued problems contact your plumber for diagnosis of the problem, and water heater repair in Arlington.
Gas Water Heaters
For gas water heaters, check the pilot and ensure it is lit. If you are uncomfortable with this task contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing. Our licensed plumbers will be glad to check it for you, diagnose the problem, and provide the required repair if needed.
Water Heater Repair in Arlington
If after assuring power or gas to your water heater, and you still have cold water only, it’s time to contact your plumber for water heater repair in Arlington. Your plumber will inspect the water heater, diagnose the problem, and provide the necessary repair. Sometimes, water heaters are beyond repair, especially when corrosion and age have taken their toll. When you need water heater replacement, our plumbers will provide you with a professional water heater installation.
Water Heater Replacement
New water heater standards have resulted in an appliance that is heavier, bulkier making handling and installation difficult. Furthermore, new water heaters are more complicated to repair. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing plumbers in Arlington can provide a professional installation for you. Only a licensed plumber should install a water heater due to the risks from high voltage or gas. Furthermore, a plumber has the leak detection equipment for gas, and the specialized equipment for electric water heater installation, and the expertise to ensure your safety.
Signs of Water Heater Issues
Besides a lack of hot water, other issues the water heater may experience include:
- • Noise often indicates the accumulation of sediment from hard water in the water heater tank. Routine flushing will assist in preventing the build-up, while extending the lifespan, and maintaining the performance of the appliance. Banging, popping, and rumbling sounds are a common complaint with the build-up of scale. If you are uncomfortable performing a flush, a Benjamin Franklin plumber can provide it for you.
- • Discolored water may indicate the water heater is rusting from the inside out. Once this occurs water heater replacement will be required. Waiting until the tank leaks can result in serious damage to your home and its foundation.
- • Leaks can be due to corrosion as previously discussed. Other causes include leaking components, water lines or fitting. Contact a Benjamin Franklin plumber for water heater repair in Arlington.
When water heater problems leave you with little or no hot water, give us a call. Benjamin Franklin plumbers have the expertise to provide professional water heater repair in Arlington. For water heater services, or other plumbing 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.