Water heater failure often gives no warning, and the subtle signs that may be present often go unnoticed. When you need water heater repair in Fort Worth, TX, you can rely on Benjamin Franklin Plumbing to provide the professional repair or installation that you require.
Our plumbers are highly trained experts with the expertise to provide water heater repair in Fort Worth on all major brands. When you contact us for repair, our plumbers in Fort Worth will arrive on time to provide efficient and professional service. Homeowners often ask the question of when they should call a plumber. The following are some common water heater problems when a plumber is required.
Water with a Bad Odor
Water with a bad odor can be due to the water itself or a problem with the water heater. When the odor is present in both hot and cold water, or cold water only, the source lies with the water itself. However, water filtration can remove the odor in this situation.
An unpleasant odor to the hot water only, may indicate the need to replace the water heater’s anode rod. Let the hot water run for a few minutes. If it smells similar to rotten eggs, flushing the tank may take care of the odor. Otherwise, the anode rod may need replacement. In addition, the tank may have bacterial contamination and will require a plumbers services. A Benjamin Franklin plumber can provide the water heater repair in Fort Worth, TX that you need.
Discolored Hot Water
Discolored water may be due to several reasons. First, turn on cold water only. If the water is discolored – and you have metal pipes, it is possible that the plumbing is corroded with rust. Next, turn on the hot water, if the discoloration appears to be hot water only, the water heater tank may be corroding. Furthermore, once rust has set in on the tank, there is no other option but to replace the water heater. Do not delay the replacement of the water heater, once corrosion sets in the tank can develop a leak at any time. Consequently, a leak can result in serious damage to your home and its foundation. Contact a Ben Franklin plumber for water heater repair in Fort Worth, TX.
Water Heater Noise
Water heater noise is often due to the accumulation of scale related to hard water. Sounds you may hear include popping, bangs and gurgles. In addition, scale buildup results in reduced performance, increased energy use and a reduced appliance lifespan. You can notice it takes longer to heat a tank of hot water than it once did, and this is may indicate scale build up in the bottom of the tank.
Routine flushing of the water heater can reduce the build up of scale and extend the appliance lifespan while assisting to maintain the performance and efficiency. Contact a Benjamin Franklin plumber to provide a professional water heater flush or other water heater repair in Fort Worth, TX.
The Recommended Temperature
The recommended temperature for the water heater thermostat is 120 degrees F. This temperature reduces the potential for scalding. If the water appears to be too hot, check the thermostat. When the thermostat is set on the recommended temperature, but is overly hot, contact a Benjamin Franklin professional plumber for prompt water heater repair in Fort Worth, TX.
Not Enough Hot Water
When you consistently run out of hot water, the water heater may be undersized for your needs. A Ben Franklin plumber in Fort Worth can determine the water heater capacity your household requires to ensure adequate hot water. In addition, you may want to consider a tankless water heater, which provides an endless supply of hot water. If your household qualifies for a tankless, water heater you will never run out of hot water again, and can save as much as 34% on the cost of hot water production.
Additional Hot Water Heater Tips
- Provide a visual inspection of the water heater and the area around and behind it each month for signs of a water leak. Catching a leak early will reduce or prevent costly damage to your home.
- If you schedule drain cleaning every two to three years to provide, or when your plumber is in your home for other plumbing services, request a water heater inspection. This provides the opportunity while the plumber is in your home to provide water heater repair in Fort Worth, TX. This can prevent the need for an additional service call later when a problem occurs with water heater.
- Insulate the hot water pipes that are visible with foam insulating sleeves to save energy.
- If your water heater doesn’t already have expansion tank, consider the installation of one. An expansion tank provides protection of the water heater and your home’s plumbing against high pressure due to thermal expansion or other causes.
The water heater is essential in your home. When you need water heater services our licensed plumbers can provide water heater installation, maintenance or water heater repair in Fort Worth, TX. You can rely on our plumbers’ expertise to provide a broad range of reliable plumbing services that meet and/or exceed the industry standards. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing serves Fort Worth, Arlington and the surrounding areas. We are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.