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3 Problems That You May Encounter with Your Water Heater

There is no denying that reliable access to bountiful hot water is one of the most important luxuries that modern homeowners enjoy. However, like any other mechanical system, it is likely that problems of some sort will develop with your water heater eventually. When they do, it is necessary that you schedule your water heater repairs with trained, qualified professionals. That being said, it is still important that you have some basic information regarding potential problems that you may encounter with your water heater in North Seattle. If you suspect that you require any water heater services throughout the area, make sure that G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. is the company that you call.

  1. No Hot Water Available: Easily the most obvious problem that can develop with your water heater is its failure to heat water. It is also one of the problems that frequently has very simple solutions. It is possible that the pilot light is not lit, if you have a gas or propane model. This could be an issue with the thermocouple, or it could have just been blown out. It is possible that the circuit breaker the system runs on has tripped as well, or that the temperature is simply set wrong. If there is no very obvious cause of the problem, though, contact us immediately.
  2. Water Leaks: As you can well imagine, water leaks are fairly common in terms of water heater problems. Any time you deal with a plumbing component, especially one that works as hard and as frequently with large volumes of water as your water heater does, leaks are a very real possibility. You may have a problem with the pressure valve on your water heater, or it is possible that a pipe or area on the tank or the device has corroded. Whatever the problem may be, immediate repairs is the best way to avoid wasted water, as well as water damage to your property.
  3. Kettling or Other Odd Sounds: Kettling, or the rattling noise that tank-model water heaters can sometimes make, should be taken seriously. If your water heater is kettling, rumbling, popping, etc., it is possible that there is a buildup within the tank of the system. This is very common in homes with hard water. Minerals can build up in the system, leading to water boiling at the bottom and causing such sounds. Of course, these alarming noises could also be the result of a subpar installation. The only way to know for certain what is wrong with your system is to schedule your water heater services with trained professionals, such as those here at G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc.

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