Water Heater Repair Service
Taking a hot shower to start your morning is one of life’s simple pleasures — but if your water heater isn’t working like it should, you may not get what you expect. Fluctuating temperatures, inadequate hot water and leaks are all indicators that trouble is on the way.
At Allgood Plumbing, Electric, Heating & Cooling, we know that the best thing to do is to call our water heater technician for help. For more than 10 years, we have been helping Atlanta residents with a variety of water heater services, from maintenance to tankless water heater repair. If you have a water heater problem and you need a solution, contact us to schedule service today.
When to Call for Water Heater Repair
Your water heater may give you several signs that it is struggling or about to quit. Pay attention to these common problems, so that you know when to contact us for prompt service.
When you turn on the hot water, you should get a consistent temperature. Even if the tank is running low, it shouldn’t swing wildly from hot to cold and back. Check the temperature of the hot water heater, and make sure that you’re not running another appliance that uses hot water, like the clothes washer. If not, you need to call our water heater technician.
It’s not uncommon to hear sounds from your water heater, but they shouldn’t be loud or constant. In most cases, the noises are caused by a buildup of sediment at the bottom of the tank and may sound like popping, crackling or rumbling. If you hear noises like screeching or ticking, it’s a good idea to schedule water heater maintenance.
Low Water Pressure
The hot water coming from your taps should have the same water pressure as cold water. Low water pressure is a sign of a problem with the plumbing connecting the water heater to the faucet. If you notice that the stream starts to thin out when you turn on hot water, the pipes running from the water heater may be a source of the problem.
Leaking or Dripping Water
Water heaters should never leak. If you notice water dripping down the side of the tank or pooling on the ground, you may have an issue with a leak in the water tank, or a problem with the pressure relief valve. Calling for emergency water heater repair is your best choice.
Insufficient Hot Water
Insufficient hot water could be a sign that your tank is too small. If the hot water runs out too fast, or you aren’t getting hot water at all, you should schedule water heater repair service to identify the problem.
Cloudy, Rusty or Smelly Water
A sudden change in the water quality usually indicates a problem with the water heater. It’s common for minerals to collect inside the tank, particularly if you have hard water or haven’t scheduled water heater maintenance in a while. Having our technicians inspect and clean out the tank could be a quick solution.
Atlanta has a climate with hot, humid summers and a short but cool winter. When the weather is cold outside, your water heater has to work harder to keep up with the demand. For year-round coverage, call the experts at Allgood for the water heater repair that Atlanta residents prefer.