Having trouble with your Water Heater?
Try one of these solutions, if you're still having trouble, give us a call.
Gas Water Heater making a popping, rumbling noise
The water heater has calcium and mineral buildup from hard water, otherwise known as sediment. The tank needs draining and flushing. Sediment drops to the bottom of the tank where the gas burner is. The gas burner starts heating water trapped underneath the sediment causing it to percolate like coffee and creating the noise.
Prevent your water heater from flooding the attic
Add a Flood Stop that will sense when water is leaking into the pan and shut off the water heater to prevent flooding. If your water heater in the attic is over 9 years old, you may want to consider replacement.
Running out of hot water?
Have you had your heater flushed? Sediment builds up over time and reduces your heaters capacity. Your 50 gallon heater may be working as a 30 gallon. Have you considered upgrading to a tankless water heater? Tankless water heaters produce an endless supply of hot water and don't waste $$ on reheating water you have not used yet.
Water too hot?
The thermostat may be set too high. The Department of Energy recommends setting the thermostat to 120 degrees.
No Hot Water?
Have you checked your breakers on electric heater. If gas is your gas turned on and pilot lit?
Water leaking from your tank?
If you have water leaking we recommend you shut the water supply off immediately. Then contact a plumbing professional (like us) to diagnose the source of the leak. Leaks do not heal. They only get worse and are a sign of a potential burst and catastrophic damage.
Have corrosion on your water heater conections?
This is a sign of both internal and external problems. Calcium build up can cause leaks in connections. Calcium is also building up inside your tank and should be flushed.
Electric Water Heater making a popping, rumbling noise
The water heater calcium and mineral buildup from hard water, otherwise known as sediment. This can build up on the heating element causing it to fail. The water heater needs draining and flushing.
Why does my electric water heater reset button keep tripping
If the temperature in your water heater exceeds 180 degrees the high limit switch, or red reset button trips. This is to protect you from getting scalded or burned when using hot water. The most likely cause of this problem is a bad thermostat.
How to drain and flush your gas water heater or electric water heater
- Begin by turning off the power or gas to the water heater.
- Next, turn the cold water supply valve off that allows water to flow into the heater.
- Hook a garden hose to the drain valve at the bottom of the tank and run it outside on the ground.
- Open the drain valve where the hose is attached.
- Open the pressure relief valve on top of the tank by pulling up on it.
- Allow the water in the tank to drain out.
- When the tank is empty, open the cold water valve for a few minutes to flush out the last remaining sediment.
- Close the drain valve and pressure relief valve and allow the tank to fill back up.
- Relight the pilot to the heater if gas, and turn it on.
- If electric, flip the breaker to restore power to the water heater.
If you are not comfortable or simply do not want to take on this task, call a professional Denton plumber at Force Home Services. 940-205-4063
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