3 Common Water Heater Repairs
Immediate access to hot water is one of the most important features of the modern plumbing system. If you don’t have any hot water in your home at all, it’s very difficult to get on with the daily tasks you depend on for day-to-day life. Of course, showering is a much bigger hassle in cold water, and this relaxing part of your day suddenly becomes an inconvenience. But warm water is equally useful for cleaning, laundry, dishwashers, and food preparation.
If your water heater is not running properly, repairs simply cannot wait for very long. Sometimes, water heater trouble is indicative of a failing unit, and replacement is needed ASAP to avoid leaks. But often, the following repairs will do the trick. Call The Furnace Man Heating & Cooling, LLC for water heater repair in Kettering, OH today.
- Replacing the anode rod – The anode rod is a part intended to ward off a costly premature replacement by attracting rust to itself. Rusting inside of the water heater tank would mean you would need replacement to avoid corrosion, but the metals in an anode rod are more corrosive, allowing it to rust before the tank does. However, this small part needs regular replacement, which is why we recommend annual maintenance to make sure this and other parts are in good condition.
- Repairing or replacing a broken dip tube – The role of the dip tube is actually quite simple: deliver cold water to the bottom of the tank. If this plastic tube breaks or cracks, cold water may seep into the tank leading to spotty temperatures in your shower.
- Clean off the burners – Yes, sometimes the repair need is as simple as a set of dirty burners. But it’s important to allow professionals to handle this type of issue, even if it seems like something you can take care of on your own. If you don’t receive adequate heating from your water heater, dirty burners may not be your only problem. A technician can clean off all of the vital components, make a few adjustments, and perform a thorough inspection during a maintenance visit if you want to ensure that every portion of your water heater is in top shape.