Troubleshooting Common Water Heater Problems

A common water heater issue is inadequate, hot water supply. This may mean that the hot water reservoir t is not appropriately suited to the home’s use. Another concern is a leaking hot water tank that may mean that the heater requires new servicing. Or, perhaps you may also have rust accumulating in the tank.

Leakage from an anode rod could cause your hot water to come on but the anode also needs replacing so the entire system does not shut down unexpectedly. In tank water heaters, the tank is made of stainless steel. When the tank water leaks or corrodes, there are specific parts that need replacing or repairs.

If the leak is on the anode rod, you will need to remove the old one and have the area welded. The new rod should be securely welded into the place. The plumber may need to purchase an anode-rod clamp to hold the tank in place, if the pipe is not close enough to the wall to use screws or nails. You might also see strange noises coming from the tank. Usually, this is because the pipe that feeds the anode is too long or it’s corroded and needs to be replaced.

Finally, the gas heater can give you problems too. If the tubes in the heater are clogged with mineral deposits or rust, the gas won’t flow as it should. This could also result in a heater that doesn’t heat water and that makes your bathroom steamy and stuffy.

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