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Although every appliance in your Atlanta, GA home is essential, some appliances are more important than others. For example, if your washing machine breaks, you can go to the laundromat to wash your clothes. If your dishwasher breaks, you can wash dishes by hand. Your refrigerator is essential. If it stops working, your food will spoil, and you won’t be able to keep refrigerated food in your home until the refrigerator is fixed or replaced. You cannot live without your water heater. It provides hot water so you can take a shower, cook, and perform daily household tasks. Also, if your water heater isn’t functioning properly, it will affect the way your washing machine and dishwasher function.
It is best to recognize the signs that you need to schedule an appointment for water heater repair early. The sooner it is fixed, you can prevent minor issues from becoming major ones.
If the water heater in your Atlanta, GA home is experiencing any of the issues listed below, you should call for a repair right away.
#1 You Have No Hot Water
If you have no hot water coming from your faucets and showerheads, you may need to call a professional in water heaters. Before you make the call, you should check a few things. If you have a natural gas water heater, make sure that your bills are paid, and there isn’t a widespread outage. Also, make sure that the pilot light is lit. If your water heater runs on oil, make sure that the oil tank isn’t empty and that the pilot light is lit. If your water heater runs on electricity, make sure that a circuit didn’t trip and that the water heater is getting power.
If everything checks out, you should schedule an appointment for water heater repair. If the heating elements failed, the water in the tank cannot heat up. You could also have an issue with the thermostat. You will need a licensed plumber to determine the cause of the problem.
#2 Your Water Isn’t Getting Hot Enough
If the water coming from your faucets and showerheads is coming out warm instead of hot, you should check the thermostat setting. It is recommended that you set the thermostat to 120 degrees. If the temperature is set to low, adjusting the thermostat could solve the problem.
If your thermostat is set properly, schedule an appointment for water heater repair. There could be an issue with the thermostat, and it isn’t communicating with the heating elements. Another issue could be a failed heating element. If just one is working, the water will be lukewarm.
The sooner you schedule an appointment for water heater repair, the sooner you will not have water again.
#3 Reduced Hot Water Capacity
If you suddenly cannot get through an entire shower without running out of hot water, you should first consider your hot water demand. If a new family member moved into your home, your hot water demand will increase, and your water heater may not be large enough to meet the demand. The same is true if you recently installed a new water-based appliance. If your hot water demand is more than your existing water heater can handle, you may need to replace it with a larger water tank or a tankless water heater that provides hot water on demand.
If your hot water demand hasn’t changed, schedule an appointment for water heater repair. Over time, sediment can build up in the water tank, which will reduce the amount of water storage, causing you to run out faster. When you schedule an appointment for water heater repair, the plumber will examine the appliance to determine if it can be repaired or if it should be replaced.
#4 Rusty Hot Water
Because it is dangerous to use rusty water in any way, rusty hot water is a very serious problem. If the not and cold water is rusty, your water heater may not be to blame. The problem is likely due to corroded pipes, which will need to be replaced.
If just the hot water is rusty, schedule an appointment for water heater repair. When sediment builds up in the tank, it can break apart, causing the water to be rusty. This is an emergency and should be repaired immediately.
#5 Poor Hot Water Pressure
Poor water pressure in your Atlanta, GA home can be a hassle. Without adequate water pressure, daily household tasks can be difficult. This issue can also affect the way your water based-appliances function.
If the hot and cold water pressure is poor, the problem isn’t with your water heater. You could have a leak in the waterline, which is a serious issue and should be repaired immediately.
If just the hot water pressure is poor, you could have sediment buildup in the lines in the water heater, causing a clog. If you want your hot water pressure to return to normal, you should schedule an appointment for a repair immediately.
#6 Moisture Around the Water Heater
There should never be moisture or water pooling around the water heater. If there is, you should schedule an appointment for water heater repair immediately. The issue could be something simple like a loose or disconnected hose, which is an easy fix. You could also have a crack in the water tank, which is a much serious issue. Ignoring the issue will result in a major flood in your home.
#7 A Banging Sound Coming From the Water Heater
A banging sound coming from the water heater is a serious issue and would require immediate repair. When large pieces of sediment build up in the water tank, they can bang against the sides. When this happens, the sediment can crack the water tank, resulting in a flood.
Why Choose Peach Plumbing & Drain
If you need to schedule an appointment for water heater repair, don’t choose the first company that comes up during a Google search. Instead, schedule an appointment with Peach Plumbing & Drain. We are a family-owned and operated business that has been serving customers in the area for many years. Our team has over 72 years of combined experience and can handle any issue that you have.
We understand that your time is very valuable. Because of this, when you schedule an appointment with us, you can be sure we will be on time.
We have an excellent reputation in the community and the industry and have a 5-star rating on Google.
To schedule an appointment for water heater repair or any other plumbing service, give us a call today.