When your hot water tank is not working properly, there are several warning signs that typically indicate a repair is needed. But what causes a hot water tank to breakdown in the first place? There are numerous mechanisms within your hot water tank that can become damaged, resulting in repairs being needed. Problems with a water tank can be from the burner or heating elements failing, a tripped circuit breaker on an electric heater, the extinguished pilot light on a gas unit or a broken thermostat. Other issues include:
- Sediment buildup
- Damaged heating components within the water heater
- Thermostat issues resulting in water that is too hot or too cold
- faulty pilot light
- Broken or damaged anode rod
- Loose plumbing connections
- A defective temperature or pressure valve
- A faulty or obstructed drain valve
Performing regular water heater maintenance helps prevent any of the above issues. However, even with regular maintenance there are times when water heater services such as repair or replacement will be the only option. Your hot water tank should be checked every year to avoid potential problems. If you notice any warning signs that your hot water tank is not performing as it should, it is important to have your unit inspected and repaired right away by a professional plumber to prevent any further damage that could potentially leave your system unrepairable.
We are experienced with all makes and models of residential and commercial hot water tanks and provide service throughout Calgary, Airdrie & surrounding areas.
If you are experiencing any issues with your hot water tank or want to perform routine maintenance, call us today at (403) 945-8324 to schedule an appointment.