Hot Water Tank Repair or Replacement
Many people think hot water heater problems are intimidating. Yet, when identified early, most problems can be easily repaired. Some hindrances may include rust-colored water, leaks, noises, foul smells, and a failure to produce hot water. Let us take a closer look at these problems, the causes, and how to fix them. Call Nuwave Contracting to get your hot water tank repaired.
Discolored or rusty water is the consequence of a corroded sacrificial anode rod. This inexpensive rod protects the interior lining of a water heater by “sacrificing” itself by decaying, instead of the tank’s interior walls. When this device is on its last leg, the tank walls start to erode and release rust into the water. To resolve this problem, Nuwave Contracting will replace the rod and flush your hot water heater.
Water heater Rumbling
When your hot water heater releases a rotten egg smell, it is the result of an incorrect sacrificial anode rod. The egg smell is caused by bacteria forming in the water heater. After flushing your water heater and purchasing a different new rod, the smell should subside.
Rusty hot water tank
Strange noises are a sign that your hot water heater needs to be flushed out. When sediments buildup, it puts strain on the water heater, making it whine or rumble. By flushing your water heater and replacing it with new water, you will take this strain off your heater and allow it to run more efficiently.
Cold water out of the hot tap
When your hot water heater is leaking, check if the temperature and pressure valve needs replacing. If this doesn’t seem to be the cause, make sure there is no rusting or pooling in the combustion chamber of the tank. If a problem with the combustion chamber is the culprit, you most likely need a new water heater. The quality of the hot water produced by your water heater can be the problem. If no hot water is given at all, the pilot light may be out or the thermocouple may need to be replaced. Getting a us to install a new thermocouple or relighting the pilot usually does the trick.
If your water doesn’t get very hot, it often is the result of hot and cold water connections crossing paths. To test for this, shut off the water feeding the water heater and open the hot water tap. If you see water still flowing that means water from your other appliances is feeding into your hot water heater. If problems persist, call us at Nuwave Contracting. This could mean the causes are multifaceted or your hot water heater needs to be replaced.
hot water tank maintenance
The sacrificial anode is a basic rod. Once it is installed, will make certain that your water heater does not rust, which is very crucial when it comes down to hygiene factors. There are also various types of rods that will ensure that you do not end up with ‘smelly water’. Aluminum or magnesium anode rod will be required and can be installed by us at Nuwave.
Flushing Hot water tank
An additional accessory for your water heater is a high quality Flushing kit. A flushing kit ensures that any solid type of particles do not end up settling at the bottom of your tank. Over time, solid particles cause larger problems with any potential build up of sediment. These clogs in your system can happen at the most inconvenient of times particularly in the winter months, hence should be an accessory that you be sure to to have installed.