The average traditional tank-type water heater can last between 8 and 12 years. During this time, issues may arise in the unit that need to be addressed by a professional. Common problems a plumber can fix include:
- Temperature issues. If the water in a home is not warming up or the water is too hot, a plumber can troubleshoot to ensure there’s not an issue with the power, heating element, or thermostat.
- Leaks. Discrepancies in water pressure, an overheated unit, or a damaged gasket are a few of the sources for leaks in a water heater. Plumbers address these issues by replacing the faulty gasket or finding the leak source and taking appropriate action for repair.
- Running out of hot water. A plumber will see if both heating elements within the unit are correctly working and work to restore the hot water.
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One of the first assessments you should make in regards to a water heater problem is whether it is an emergency or not. If it is a simple matter of the water not becoming hot enough then you have some time to schedule an inspection. However, if there is heavy leaking water damage may become a serious issue and a technician should be scheduled asap.
The professionals at Apple Valley Eagan Appliance offer water heater repair no matter how big or small the problem is. Call 952-953-0080 to schedule water heater repair today!