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Common Water Heater Problems| Plumbing Phoenix AZ

A water heater is one of the most important appliances that play a vital role in providing you the comfort you need. But, it is also the one that is often taken for granted until something awry occurs. It is essential to check the efficiency of your water heater and make sure that everything is working right, as you use it every day to shower, wash your dishes, brush your teeth, and more. So, as the leading experts of plumbing in Phoenix, here we list a few common water heater problems that you must be aware of.

Water Heating Up Slowly

Your water heater takes more time to reheat the water when it stops working as well as it used to. Always make sure that your water heater recovery time should not be more than a few seconds. Sometimes, you are running too many hot water applications at once and depending on the capacity of your water heater, your system will struggle to supply all of the hot water you need, and may eventually shut itself down. You should call a professional plumber who specializes in water heater repair and drain cleaning in Phoenix if you find yourself waiting minutes for your faucet’s water to get warm.

You are Running Out of Hot Water

There are many reasons that make your water heater to stop producing hot water. If you are having an electric water heater, first check the circuit breaker to make sure your heater is getting the power it needs to operate. Consider replacing the water heater if it is more than 15 years old. A broken thermostat could also be a reason that prevents your home from producing hot water. Electric water heaters come with two thermostats, and even if one among them gets damaged or broken, the water heater will not produce hot water or cause your water heater to work unusual. Your plumber will help you in figuring out the right fix for your water heater.

Stinky Smell in Water

The smelly water coming out of your kitchen or bathroom faucet is due to the bacteria that has accumulated sitting in your hot water tank. In order to eliminate the stinky smell from your home’s water, periodically flush out your water heater.


When your water heater makes unusual, funny rumbling sounds, there must be some hidden issues in your water heater. The sounds can also be caused by sediment and mineral deposits that get deposited at the bottom of the water heater. Call a plumber to identify the issue and fix it appropriately.


A leaky tank indicates that your water heater has become damaged and less efficient. In this case, replace your current water heater before it turns into a big issue. Contact our professionals at Rooter Hero Plumbing, if your water heater has become too damaged. They service both gas and electric water heaters and provide a variety of plumbing services including, sewer repair, and more.  

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