Reasons Why You May Need Hot Water Installation in Chelsea MI

by | Sep 14, 2016 | Plumbing

Hot water heaters are one of many household appliances that basically go unnoticed by the homeowners until something goes awry. It’s pretty aggravating when the hot water runs out just as you got a good lather going or doing a load of laundry. Either scenario may require a service call by Howe Plumbing LLC.

Hot water heaters are long-lasting appliances, but occasionally things do go south. The following are signs to be aware of:

  *      Sediment Buildup -; A small quantity of sediment in a hot water tank doesn’t pose a problem. Problems occur when there is a large quantity of sediment as it occupies space in the heater, which reduces the amount of hot water it can hold. Sediment can also cause the tank to overheat which affects the tank’s lining, and once destroyed the only option is to arrange for new Hot

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  *      Lack of Hot Water -; If the tank runs on electricity inspect the circuit breaker to see if it was tripped, sometimes it’s just that simple. If it is not tripped, then inspect the red ECO (Energy Cut Off) switch to see if it is off. The ECO button’s sole function is to turn off power to the hot water tank when the water’s temperature reaches 180 degrees Fahrenheit. If these fixes don’t correct the problem, then the likely cause is a faulty thermostat or heating element. Gas hot water heaters are equipped with a pilot light and not ignition switches and relighting them usually solves the problem. If not, it could mean there is a gas supply issue or gas control valve or thermocouple issues.

  *      Leaks and Rust -; Water should be inside the hot water tank -; not in a pool under the tank. Leaking tanks are the result of corrosion, a clogged TRP valve, or old, worn out gaskets and fittings. A hot water heater leaking as a result of corrosion is irreparable and requires new Hot Water Heater Installation in Chelsea MI. The appearance of rust on the tank or tank legs is usually an indicator that the tank is failing.

As a homeowner, providing routine maintenance and arranging for annual inspections is the simplest way to maintain this hard-working appliance. Visit the website of the tank’s manufacturer or your favorite plumbing professional for useful maintenance tips or to arrange for an inspection.

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