Modern water heaters are very reliable. In fact, considering just how much work the average water heater does in any given day, it’s surprising that these systems don’t break down or suffer operational problems more frequently. As dependable as your water heater in Everett, WA may be, of course, there is no such thing as a 100% reliable water heater.
At some point, your water heater will run into trouble of some kind. When that point arrives, acting quickly to have the problem resolved is definitely in your best interest. Contact us if you notice any of these issues with your water heater.
Insufficient Hot Water
Running out of hot water from time to time is not an emergency in and of itself. If you are using hot water at the shower, in the washing machine, and for the dishwasher all at once, for instance, a tankless water heater may be overwhelmed. If you have family visiting and everyone is taking back to back showers, a hot water tank may drain. However, if your water heater is suddenly really struggling to keep the hot water flowing regularly, the system could well require repairs.
Tripped Circuit Breaker
Again, a tripped circuit breaker does not mean that your water heater is damaged or compromised. If it happens, and you reset the circuit and the problem is solved, then there’s probably nothing to worry about. If the circuit that your water heater is on continuously trips, though, and resetting it doesn’t last very long, give us a call. These types of electrical problems could prove dangerous.
This may not be so much of a repair issue as it a maintenance issue, but any discolored hot water should be checked out by a professional promptly. Replacing the anode rod right away may solve the problem, or you could have a corroded pipe. If you’re dealing with a tank that’s rusted, though, a replacement is going to be necessary.
Trust G & S Heating Cooling & Electric with all of your hot water heater needs.