What you should do if your Water Heater stops Heating
Most homeowners use water heaters to wash dishes, do laundry and especially when you take showers or baths. They can be either gas or electric, depending on how your home is set up. If your water heater suddenly didn't function properly, you may need to call professional plumbers in Coorparoo that specialises in water heater repairs.
Problems with your water heater may include:
- No hot water
- Limited hot water
- Sulpher or egg smelling water
- Odd popping or rumbling noises
- Whining noise
- Leaking water around the base of your water heater
It is possible to service a hot water heater on your own. Take proper safety measures before you do any maintenance or troubleshooting steps including:
- Change the valve to the “pilot” setting
- Cut off the water supply to your heater
- If you have an electric water heater, cut the power off completely using the fuse panel or circuit breaker to avoid getting a shock while working on it.
Before deciding to replace your water heater, you need to check it first to make sure that the pilot light is lit. You should also check the hoses that go to the water heater to check for leaks there. It’s much cheaper to replace a hose or couple of hoses than it is to replace the entire water heater. You may also need to replace the thermostat or heating element to restore your hot water.
If you have some hot water, but it runs out frequently, you may have an upper or lower defective heating element in the tank. Your tank may also have multiple thermostats that it relies on for heating. Even if one is working correctly, the other may be malfunctioning and will impair the ability of the tank to properly heat the water for your home.
If you are ever in doubt about repairs on your hot water heater, you should consult with the professional plumbers in Coorparoo for advice and assistance with restoring its functionality or getting a replacement.
Looking for a reliable professional plumber in Coorparoo that specialises in hot water system repairs? Contact Allstar Plumbing today!
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