Your water heater is an essential part of your home that you probably don’t think about until you don’t have hot water. It’s what makes it so that your dishes are clean and sanitary after each use, allows you to thoroughly wash your hands, and allows you to take a comfortable shower. Unfortunately, you probably don’t know that your water heater is having issues until they happen. At American Plumbing Service, we have a list of five things that might lead to a need for a water heater repair in Menifee.
Extended periods of exposure to water are going to wear down metal. It’s not uncommon for salt deposits to build up and move the rusting process along a little faster than normal. Not only is it harmful to the state of your drinking water, but it can also lead to a hole in the side of your tank. A regular inspection every two months is often enough to verify that rust isn’t building up on the outside of your tank.
The water that comes into your house isn’t going to be completely free of particles. There will be tiny dirt and mineral specs that make it into your water heater as it fills up. Eventually, these particles will build up into sediment. As sediment increases in your water tank, it can lead to a clog in your tank and even reduce its overall volume as it continues to accumulate. Cleaning the sediment out of your water heater will help to ensure that you’re maximizing hot water output as it’s able to fill completely.
Too much pressure
Every water heater has a temperature and pressure relief valve. This is meant to help control the water temperature so that it doesn’t come out of the tap and burn you or your kids. Additionally, as the water heats up in your water heater, it’s going to increase the pressure in the tank. This is caused by the water becoming vapor at the top of the tank and increasing pressure above the water level. The pressure relief valve will help to release some of that pressure and keep it from bursting. A faulty relief valve will cause pressure to continue to build up and eventually your water heater will either burst or explode.
Your water heater won’t work at all without water flowing in and out of it. The inlet and outlet connections are where the water will flow to and from the tank. If these connections are bad, you’ll notice that water is leaking out onto the floor. If this continues over a significant amount of time, you’ll have severe water damage to deal with. A common sign that you have this issue is if you don’t think you’re getting enough hot water for showers or the water pressure is low.
You have an old water heater
Like most things in life, water heaters have a shelf life. With water frequently flowing through the tank as well as dirt and mineral deposits building up, the tank is going to take a lot of punishment over the years. What’s more, water heater technology continues to improve. You can often expect to get about 10 or 12 years out of your water heater. Beyond this, you’re probably going to start having issues with leaks, rust, heating elements that go out, and a pilot light that won’t stay lit.
Contact us for repairs
If you need water heater repair in Menifee, don’t put it off another day and get in touch with us at American Plumbing Service. Our team of trained professionals can come to your home and perform an inspection then provide you with a solution to your water heater problems. Call 951-750-0086 today to book an appointment with our experts. You can also send a message with any questions you might have through our contact form.