Denton Texas Water Heater Services
Dealing with water heater problems can be tricky, and dangerous. This is why you should have a licensed plumber work on it for you. There are several steps to diagnosing and repairing water heaters, and many things that can be wrong, such as:
- Compromised Exterior Unit
The exterior of a water heater can suffer damage, and is usually visible, showing signs of moisture around the top, the inlets, and the base. This can be dangerous, as there is high pressure HOT water inside of the unit.
- Dip Tube Problems
The dip tube is a tube inside of the water heater, that takes the cold water to the bottom of the unit, so the water that comes out of the top remains hot. If this tube begins to deteriorate, the cold water is introduced closer to the top of the tank, and the particles from the tube begin flowing into the system, the faucets, and can stop up your faucets. This can results in having to replace parts in the faucet, or the faucet itself.
- T&P Valve Issues
The T&P (temperature and pressure) Relief Valve is the item on the tank that allows water to quickly escape in case of overheating, or overpressure. By code, this tube should run to the outside of the home, and terminate at a 90 degree angle towards the ground, and NOT be touching the ground. Water may need to escape via this tube very fast. If this item is compromised, the heater could potentially explode, so it’s important this is in good shape. If it’s leaking outside, it needs to be looked at.
- Thermostat (gas tanks) or Elements (electric tanks)
If you suddenly lose hot water, you may have a problem with the element or thermostat. One of our licensed plumbers can come out and test them for you.
Ventilation is very important with gas water heaters. It allows harmful fumes to safely escape your home, and allows for proper heating in the tank. This is very important, as improper ventilation can be a safety hazard to your family.
If you have questions about your water heater, feel free to call the experts at Schrader Plumbing today. 817-262-0989