Signs That Your Water Heater Needs a Repair
If you’re like most people, you don’t wanna bother your plumber unless you know there’s a problem. But we love when anyone from Denver, NC, calls, even if everything ends up being fine. Never feel like you’re bothering us when you make a quick call to see if you need gas or electric water heater repair! Here are a few problems that mean you should call us ASAP:
- Lukewarm Water: You might just need to turn the temperature up on your water heater, If that doesn’t work, the next step is to call us.
- Weird Noises: If you’ve got kids or pets, you probably hear weird noises a lot. But when they’re coming from your water heater, that’s when you gotta call Morris-Jenkins. You could have sediment on the bottom of the tank making the sounds, or something more serious could be going on.
- Changes in Water Pressure or Water Quality: Call if you notice the water pressure getting weaker every time you turn on the hot water tap. You should also call if you’ve got rust-colored water or water that smells and tastes bad. Bacteria can sometimes grow in the tank which means you’ll need a tanked water heater repair right away.
Water Heater Repairs at Morris-Jenkins
We think setting up a repair should be one of the easiest things you do all day. You shouldn’t have to fight to find a time that works for you, and you shouldn’t have to pay more when you need a repair on the weekend or after work. We know water heaters break down at the worst times, so we want you to feel prepared for that. We’ll always work with your schedule. And since we’re open til midnight, we can take care of the problem the same day you call. After we get there, your electric, tankless, or gas water heater repair should take about 2-3 hours.
We offer another perk to help you out when your water heater needs a repair. We always offer free second opinions. That way if you aren’t feeling good about what another company has said, you’ve got someone else you can lean on.
Not getting any hot water?
Try troubleshooting these common issues before calling a plumber:
- Does your unit have fuel?
If you have a gas water heater, make sure the gas supply valve is switched to the ON position and that your pilot light is lit.
If you have an electric water heater, make sure your unit is plugged in and that the circuit breaker it’s connected to didn’t get flipped to OFF.
- Did the reset button trip?
Electric water heaters have a high-temperature cutoff (also called a high-limit switch) that flips off when water inside your tank exceeds 180°F. This switch protects you from scalding water. Pressing the button should reset your water heater, but if the switch flips again, something’s wrong with your unit.
If you tried the fixes above and still aren’t getting any hot water, it’s time to call a professional to figure out the problem.