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Water Heater Troubleshooting Serving Kentucky

Are you shivering through cold showers? Your hot water heater should provide plenty of warm water for your comfort and enjoyment. When something goes wrong, count on Clog Busterz in Richmond. Our technicians are available 24/7 for emergency water heater service. We know that every day you wait for a plumber to arrive is another day that you are cold and miserable.

Call (859) 600-0556 or contact us online now to speak with a Richmond water heater repair expert at Clog Busterz. Based in Richmond, we also serve customers in Lexington and throughout central Kentucky!

Signs That Your Water Heater May Need Service

A complete lack of hot water comes is a clear indication that there is there is a problem with your water heater. In other cases, there are signs that your water heater needs attention from a trusted plumber in Richmond. Knowing when to call can prevent more serious problems down the line.

Your Hot Water Heater May Need Attention If:

  • Water is pooling around the tank -
    Leaks around your water heater are never a good sign. Typically if you notice a puddle around your water heater it means that your water heater tank may have a crack from corrosion or possible rust. If this is the case, contact us as soon as you see the leak.
  • Water is discolored or cloudy -
    Water should never be any other color besides clear. If your water has a grey like color or even a red like color this is either rust from the inside of your water heater or sediment buildup at the bottom of the water heater tank. Call us for our professional water heater repair services if you notice that your water has taken on a cloudy appearance.
  • Hot water is not reliable -
    If you are running out of hot water rather quickly, it could be due to a sediment build up on the heating elements of your water heater. Most water heater tanks have a top and bottom heating element. If one of them is covered in sediment, your water heater will not be able to produce enough hot water for you or your household.

Our Richmond plumbers also recommend a full checkup of your plumbing system, including your water heater, every single year. This gives us an opportunity to make sure all parts are working the way they should and prevent unexpected breakdowns.

Troubleshooting Your Hot Water Heater

When your hot water heater goes out, there are a few preliminary steps you can take to try and fix the problem. There are two types of traditional tank hot water heaters:

  1. 1. Gas heaters
  2. 2. Electric heaters

For Gas Hot Water Heaters, We Suggest That You:

  • Inspect the hot water gauge: Make sure that the hot water dial is set correctly. Sometimes this dial is turned to a lower temperature, causing the water to remain cold.
  • Wait 30-60 minutes and try again: If you had hot water for a significant amount of time and your shower suddenly turned cold, you may have simply used up all the hot water in your tank. You may simply need to wait until the tank recovers.
  • Check the pilot light: Every once in a while, the pilot light may go out. Open up the small door that houses your pilot light to see if it is ignited. If not, follow the instructions on your heater (normally on the small door by the pilot light) to re-ignite the flame. If the flame won’t re-ignite, you may need a new thermocouple.

For An Electric Hot Water Heater, We Recommend You:

  • Take a look at the thermostat: Sometimes the thermostat on these appliances begins to act up and fails to communicate correctly with the unit to adjust the temperature of the water. This is normally an easy fix that involves replacing the thermostat with a new one.
  • Check for leaks: If a pipe is leaking, it will affect the amount of water available and its temperature. Look for moisture around the heater or condensation on the pipes.
  • Inspect your circuit breaker: Because these units run on electricity, a tripped circuit can affect their operation. Go to your circuit breaker box and make sure the switch connected to your unit is in the right position.

Still No Hot Water? We Can Help.

Dealing with gas lines and electric appliances can be dangerous. Whenever you are confused about a project, or if you have tried detecting the issue with no success, it is best to hire a reliable Richmond plumbing professional. Our team will give you an honest diagnosis and take the necessary steps to fix your hot water heater.

Whether you need a water heater installation or repair, call Clog Busterz today or contact us online for service in Richmond, Lexington, or the nearby areas!

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