Water Heater Repair & Installation Services
Everybody uses water heaters, but very few of them actually understand how this particular plumbing appliance works. Which is why when they fail, these people usually find themselves not knowing what to do.
To better help you understand the complexity of water heater problems, here are some of the most common reasons why your water heater is failing.
Rust and Corrosion
Because your water heater is continuously exposed to moisture and air, it is common for it to develop rust. This may look like a minor issue at first, but when left unchecked, it can quickly become a huge problem that soon leads to corrosion of your water heater’s metal lining. Rust not only causes discolored water to come out of the shower and the taps, but it also weakens the metals, which can then lead to cracks and breaks.
Hard water carries many minerals (like calcium and lime to name a few) in them, and when heated, many of these minerals are separated from the water, solidified, and collected at the bottom or the sides of the tank. These sediments ultimately form a solid film, which prevents the effective function of your water heater by slowing down the heating process.
Furthermore, because the water heater needs more power to heat water, there is the possibility of the water heater overheating and thereby causing electrical or mechanical failure.
One consideration you need to make when buying a water heater for your home or office is its capacity, because getting one that does not meet your daily needs will end up being overworked and exhausted.
Because of this, your water heater will also constantly be exposed to temperature changes caused by the rapid exchange of hot and cold water, which then causes the metal to contract and expand, a process that slowly weakens the water heater’s metal tank or case. For all of these reasons, tankless water heaters are an excellent option for upgrading your existing device.
Lack of Maintenance
Like the other components of your plumbing system, your water heater also requires regular maintenance in order to keep it in tiptop shape. If you neglect to have it checked and inspected by a professional technician, you are putting your water heater at risk of developing the above-mentioned problems, and it will only be a matter of time before your water heater malfunctions and completely shuts down.
Water heaters are essential plumbing appliances, and in order for them to serve their purpose properly and for a long time, then you’re going to need to have them maintained and repaired immediately if any problems occur. For such services, you can depend on the expertise of our professional Eastlake and Chula Vista plumbers here at BPI Plumbing.