Water Heater Problems?
Water heater problems are normally pretty obvious, a hot water faucet fails to produce hot water, you see puddles or a leak near the water heater, or the tank makes strange gurgling or popping sounds. Give McGuire's Express Plumbing a call to have your water heater fixed today.
Typical water heater problems include a leaking tank, not enough hot water, water that is too hot, water that is not hot enough, strange noises in the tank, and discolored water. Most water heater problems are easier to diagnose and relatively easy to handle if you understand how they work. Basically, a water heater is an appliance that converts energy to heat and transfers that heat to water. It’s connected to a cold water supply pipe and has an outgoing hot water pipe, or system of pipes, that supplies heated water to one or more faucets and appliances.
Water Heater Types
A conventional water heater stores heated water in a cylindrical tank. The less common tankless water heater doesn’t store water but rather routes heated water straight to taps or appliances. The majority of water heaters are fueled by natural gas, though propane-fueled and electric water heaters are not unusual. Where natural gas is available, it is a much less expensive heat source than electricity.
Note: Leaking natural gas can be dangerous. If you smell natural gas (it smells kind of like garlic) near the water heater, shut off the pilot light, close the gas shutoff valve, and call a plumber for assistance. See our information on gas leaks.