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:
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.
The plumbers at KaiTech Plumbing & Heating 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 wanting to perform routine maintenance call us today at (403) 945-8324 to schedule an appointment.
Call KaiTech Plumbing & Heating today at (403) 945-8324, or contact us online, for professional and affordable hot water tank maintenance and repair services to prolong the life and boost efficiency of your current hot water tank.
Regular maintenance can make a significant difference in a hot water tank's performance and energy efficiency. While some maintenance tasks are easy enough to perform on your own, such as flushing the tank to reduce sediment buildup, other repair and maintenance tasks are best left to a trained professional. We are equipped to provide hot water tank repair and maintenance services for makes and models all residential and commercial water heaters.
During Maintenance Service Calls, Our Water Heater Experts Will:
When visiting your home for hot water tank repairs or routine maintenance, our skilled water heater maintenance technicians can evaluate the overall condition of your hot water tank and its performance. If we encounter a problem, we will perform minor adjustments and repairs, which can often help you avoid an unexpected loss of hot water.
Hard water causes mineral buildup because it has a higher concentration of dissolved minerals, such as magnesium and calcium. These deposits and other buildups on household appliances and plumbing fixtures can negatively affect their efficiency and performance. Due to the high amount of calcium and magnesium found in the Elbow and Bow Rivers – Airdrie and Calgary's water supply contains hard water.
To ensure your hot water tank is working efficiently, it is a good idea to have a professional plumber drain and clean your hot water tank every year to prevent sediment buildup. If sediment significantly builds up in your hot water tank, it can completely cover the bottom element, leaving only the top one working. Not only will this result in unnecessary increases in your hydro and utility bills, it also decreases the amount of water that can be stored in your tank for household usage.
In addition to unnecessary expenses, a build-up of sediment inside the bottom of the tank can cause the bottom to overheat, which in turn causes the water to boil. As a result of the water boiling, not only will you hear strange noises coming from the water heater, but it can also cause water to become discolored or cloudy.
Quickly handling repair issues and performing regular water heater maintenance helps keep your hot water tank to run efficiently and last longer. Your hot water tank should be assessed annually, including flushing it out and testing the elements to make sure they are still working properly, because if they are not, your utility expense will increase and your water will not be as hot as it should be.
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