How Water Heater Repairs Work (And When To Get a New One Installed)
Water heaters are obviously an essential installation in residential, commercial and industrial environments.
Temperate countries can have notoriously cold water and the winter months certainly change the entire water game because everything is affected by the weather, including pipes and of course, the liquids that depend on them for delivery. When a water heater begins to lose its rigor or stops working completely, what can you expect from repair work? Here is an overview of things to expect and consider when repair work is underway:
#1, The first thing that you need to consider when having your water heater repaired is what kind of water heater do you have at home? Does it have a separate tank or does it heat water on demand? The most common type of water heater requires a tank that siphons some of the water from the main supply line and heats it.
#2, There are many kinds of heaters. Conventional heaters use propane. Other brands use gas. And still other water heaters are powered purely by electricity. This applies to heaters that warm tank water and “on demand” heaters that warm water as it passes through the plumbing to the tap.
Once a heater is no longer functioning normally, your chosen plumbing service will evaluate whether the heating unit is still repairable (within the standards of what is safe to use continuously for months) or if a replacement should be underway.
#3, Unless your water heater has been intentionally overused or there’s a major defect in the installation, chances are your problem is either it doesn’t produce water that is hot enough for your needs or the water is above the level that’s comfortable or needed.
In this situation what service personnel usually do is they examine the thermal control mechanism that regulates the heater itself. If the device that slides the temperature up or down is broken, then the heater system will not function correctly, but that doesn’t mean that the heater itself is broken. A replacement for the thermal control mechanism will probably be in order.
#4, Does your problem have anything to do with water color and odor? The most common cause of water odors and discolorations is old water pipes releasing rust into the water. This has nothing to do with water heaters, but the problem might become apparent once water is stored in a tank and released whenever the hot water tap is opened.
Plumber usually recommend the installation of a whole house filter or “system filter” that will remove most of the impurities of the water before it reaches your tank or taps.
Plumbing problems are stressful and they can arise at any time of the day. If you need a commercial plumbing contractor that can respond to any emergency and is more thorough than the rest in examining and figuring out the actual causes of pluming problems, contact Brewer Commercial Services today. Do you have any questions about plumbing and water heater issues? Call Brewer Commercial Services at (602) 789-8858