WHAT CAUSES WATER HEATER PROBLEMS?
The simple answer is the water itself. Whether it is sediment from the municipal water mains, the natural corrosion associated with water, or possible failure that may occur when accumulated rust acts as an electrical conductor, a variety of water-related issues can affect your Richmond water heater.
Signs You Need a New Water Heater (or Professional Water Heater Repair):
- No hot water comes out of the taps
- Not enough hot water
- Smelly or colored water
- Unusual noises such as a high-pitched whine or low rumble and popping sounds
- Water pooling beneath the unit
When faced with a water heater problem, call a Richmond plumbing consultant to come to your commercial or residential property and determine the cause. We can check for gas supply problems and see if there are bacteria present in the tank sediment, or check if the tank is leaking due to corrosion from sediment. Once we have diagnosed the issue, our team of Richmond plumbing experts will develop and implement an effective solution to resolve it.
AVOIDING FUTURE WATER HEATER PROBLEMS
A little maintenance can go a long way in preserving the integrity of your water heater. It is easy to forget that an annual inspection can do wonders for your water heater.
DURING A ROUTINE WATER HEATER MAINTENANCE APPOINTMENT, OUR RICHMOND PLUMBERS WILL:
- Flush the unit
- Drain the unit if it will not be used that season
- Check the pipes feeding into the unit
- Check the T&P valve
Catching issues before they are serious is the best way to preserve the life of your water heater. At M.A. Williams Inc., your water heater is in good hands.
Stop taking cold showers. Contact M.A. Williams to fix your water heater or have your water heater replaced today.