Reguar maintenance is an important aspect of extending the life of your water heater, and problems, like leaking or not heating up, can be managed by repair or replacement. Simple repairs like replacing a heating element or pressure-relief valve can resolve water heater issues and learning some troubleshooting tips can help you in managing your own water heater problems. There are simple water heater repairs that can be done DIY but if you are not comfortable working with your water heater, you can always call a professional like Camden Plumbing Consultant. The average life expectancy of a water heater is eight to twelve years.
Camden Plumbing Consultants highly recommend replacement of water heater if it is working erratically, more than ten years old, with leaks around the base of the tank, or if it suddenly stops working. One of the most common problems of water heaters is not getting the expected heat or hotness that might be caused by a defective heating element, or a faulty thermostat. It is essential to make sure that your electric water heater is maintained properly, ensuring that the power is connected, resetting the thermostat as needed, flushing the heater to eliminate sediments from the tank, replacing thermostat and heating element, and raising thermostat temperature. When it comes to gas water heater management, you have to replace the Thermo coupler and clean the burner, ensure that the pilot is lit and the gas is connected, remove sediment by flushing, insulate hot water pipes, and raise the temperature setting on the thermostat. You have to drain your tank until the sediment clear to prevent sizzling or hissing noises coming out from your water heater. To resolve build up problems, remove and soak heating element in a pan filled with white vinegar up to an hour and any collected scale should be scraped off. You have to replace leaking pressure-relieve valve as needed. For leaking water supply pipes, you have to tighten the fittings or replace if tightening it doesn’t resolve the issue.
Draining your water heater twice a year removes sediments high causing corrosion, and increases efficiency. A burst of water should be released as you lift the pressure-relief valve handle and snapping it back, otherwise it needs replacement. When replacing your water heater, you need to consider the following features: gallon capacity (40 50 5 liters), recovery rate (number of gallons heated in an hour), dimensions and energy efficiency ratings. Allow Camden Plumbing Consultant to help you with your water heater replacement needs, please visit their website or homepage, or contact them directly.A Simple Plan For Researching Plumbing