When your water heater is not working properly, there are several warning signals that typically indicate a repair is needed. But what causes a water heater to breakdown in the first place? There are numerous mechanisms within your water heater 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 maintenance helps prevent any of the above issues. However, even with regular maintenance there are times when a repair will be the only option. Your hot water heater should be checked every year to avoid potential problems. If you notice any warning signs that your water heater is not performing as it should, it is important to have your water heater 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 water heaters. If you are experiencing any issues with your water heater or wanting to perform rountine maintenance call us today at (403) 945-8324 to schedule an appointment.
Regular maintenance can make a significant difference in a water heater’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 water heater repair and maintenance services in Airdrie and Calgary areas for all water heater types and brands.
When visiting your home for water heater repairs or routine maintenance, our Airdrie water heater maintenance technicians can evaluate the overall condition of your water heater 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.
Quickly handling repair issues and performing regular maintenance helps keep your water heater run efficiently. Your hot water heater 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.
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 effect 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 heater 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 bill, it also decreases the amount of water that can be stored in your tank for household use.
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.
Scale buildup inside a tankless water heater restricts water flow, causes longer burner cycles, which causes the unit to work less efficiently.
An accumulation of sediment inside your water heater causes the unit to work less efficently, increases utility bills, and stores less water.
The murkier the water is after a tankless water heater has been flushed, indicates a large amount of sediment removed from the unit.
Call KaiTech Plumbing & Heating today at (403) 945-8324, or contact us online, for professional and affordable water heater maintenace and repairs services at your Calgary or Airdrie home.
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