We’d be happy to assist you with a professional San Marcos water heater installation, repair, or replacement. You might be considering tankless systems for additional access to hot water in a location separate from the rest of the house, such as a garage apartment, guest house, or outdoor use. Our experts can handle any type of water heater service you need, from electric water heaters to tankless water heaters to gas water heaters to solar hot water heaters. We can assist you in selecting and installing the ideal unit for your San Marcos house.
What Are the Signs Your Hot Water Heater is Broken?
You don’t have to be a plumbing expert to figure out whether your water heater is in need of repair. Reduced hot water temperatures and hot water running out too rapidly are the most prevalent signs of a failing water heater. Long, steamy showers fade away, and not having enough hot water to do laundry or wash dishes becomes more than a nuisance.
The thermocouple, which turns off the gas supply when the pilot light goes out in gas-powered machines, is the most common source of failure. Before calling for assistance, try to relight the pilot light by following the manufacturer’s instructions. If the pilot light won’t stay lit, you probably have a bad thermocouple.
Faulty heating components are the most typical reason for a water heater service call in electric systems. Unlike a gas-operated unit, which uses an open flame to transmit heat directly into the water, these elements employ electrical energy to transport heat directly into the water.
Because electric heating components spend their whole lives submerged in a tank of water, they will eventually corrode, diminishing hot water output and efficiency. Electric furnaces are similarly inefficient, taking twice as long to heat a tank of water as their gas counterparts.
What Should I Do If I Need Hot Water Heater Repair?
The first rule is to remain calm.
It’s aggravating to wake up to a “no hot water” situation, but it’s hardly the end of the world. Check other faucets in the house to check if there is hot water elsewhere or if the issue is limited to one room. Check the circuit breaker for the water heater if the absence of hot water affects the entire house. Make sure the pilot light is turned on in a gas furnace.
If you’ve done that, and still don’t have hot water, contact Rapid Repair Handyman to help!