Tankless water heaters are available, but most people still have gas water heaters in their homes. Unlike tankless water heaters, standard water heaters use an insulated storage tank. Generally, those water heaters are very reliable, but they do have problems. Some of the most common gas heater issues include no hot water, inadequate hot water, rust colored water, bad odor, rumbling noise, or water leaking from the base.
Here are some scenarios for each problem that may occur with a gas water heater.
If there is no hot water coming out of the water heater, there could be a faulty gas pilot, a faulty gas thermocouple, or a faulty gas pilot control valve.
If there is inadequate hot water coming from the water heater, the unit may be undersized for its water heating demands. There may be a broken or damaged dip tube allowing hot and cold water to mix in together in the tank. Another possibility is that there was a faulty plumbing installation that took place in the past, and the hot and cold water connections were crossed. The gas water heater may have a gas supply or control problem.
If the water from your water heater in Lake Worth, FL is coming out in a rust-like color, then it may have corrosion occurring inside the glass lined tank or the sacrificial anode rod may be failing.
If the gas water heater is releasing a bad and disgusting odor, then there may be bacteria lying or growing around in the tank sediment.
If your gas water heater is making some kind of rumbling or popping noise, that could be the sound of boiling water. That’s not a good thing because if the excessive buildup of sediment keeps occurring at the bottom of the tank, the tank can overheat.
If there is a water leak around the base of the heater, then that could mean that there is a faulty T&P (Temperature & Pressure) relief valve. The water heater can overheat or get stuck and stop working.
All of these problems are dangerous to have, but they can all be repaired and resolved properly. A professional plumber can help you with these water heater issues. In fact, if you live in Palm Beach County, there is a great plumber right there in your backyard. Able Plumbing is a plumbing company in Lake Worth, FL. This plumbing company can help you repair your water heater. Their plumbers offer exception customer service as well as goof workmanship. They can repair and restore your water heater. They are able and ready to get to work. So call Able Plumbing today at (561) 582-1819.