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Signs Your Water Heater Needs Repair

Water Heater Repair Houston

The water heater might possibly be the most valuable work horse of any modern house. A 1st world problem is when our water heaters malfunction for whatever reason, meaning not having hot water for showers, dishes, clothes washing, or hand washing. When there is a problem with your water heater and you need repairs, call our local Houston office to have someone come out and look at it. Our experience in water heater repair will ensure that you get the best service when you need it most.

There are a few things you can do immediately when you sense a problem with your water heater. First, you need to know whether it is an electric or gas model. Some of the problems we can experience with a malfunctioning water heater are:

  • No hot water
  • Not enough hot water
  • Water takes too long to reheat
  • Water is too hot
  • Noisy heating elements
  • Black or rusty colored water
  • Foul Odor
  • Hot water tank is leaking
  • Pressure relief valve is leaking
  • Pilot light will not light (gas)
  • Pilot light will not stay lit (gas)
  • Main burner will not stay lit (gas)

If any of these are happening, then you’ll likely need your water heater repaired.

Some troubleshooting:

On electric water heaters, check the circuit breaker first. Has it tripped? Maybe there is a problem with the thermostat, limit switch or element. Or it could be loose wiring. Sometimes with rusty colored water is that there is scale build up on the element or a dissolved anode.

On gas water heaters, check the pilot light. Most times this will be the issue. Make sure it is properly lit and the burner is working before you leave the area.

If you are in need of water heater repair in Houston, give us a call at (281) 616-3978.