You didn’t know something was wrong with your water heater until it stopped working. Staying on top of your water heater is important because many problems come about slowly and don't damage for weeks. Many homeowners are unaware of the warning signs leading up to a water heater disaster! Rooter Hero Plumbing specializes in water heater replacement in Orinda, CA. We also work with tankless, gas, and electric hot water heaters. Our trusted plumbers arrive on time and are ready to diagnose, solve, and repair any issues you have with your plumbing. We pride ourselves on doing the job right the first time.
The temperature of hot water is not always consistent throughout the day. Some people notice that their hot water tank gives them cold or warm water when they use it in the morning, but by late afternoon, they have hot water again. That’s because the tank heats up throughout the day when it heats up more efficiently and consistently. If this happens, then there is nothing wrong with your tank! However, if this problem persists for days or weeks, something could be wrong with your thermostat or heating element, and it is time for hot water heater repair in Orinda.
A low-pressure reading could mean that your tank needs to be replaced or the pipes need to be cleaned. You can use a pressure gauge to check for pressure loss at the main valve on top of your unit. If this test shows low pressure, contact a licensed plumber immediately because any further use can cause leaks or other problems in your system (such as faulty valves).
If you hear strange sounds coming from your heater during use, it could indicate that there is sediment buildup in the bottom of the tank or on its sides. To determine where these noises are coming from, turn off all faucets and listen carefully as you run water through each separately. This will help pinpoint where the problem lies and allow you to locate it more easily when calling for service.
If you notice that your water doesn't feel as hot or it takes longer to get warm than usual, there could be several reasons for this change in temperature and flow rate. One possibility is an insulation failure within the tank itself; another possibility is sediment buildup inside the tank from old mineral deposits. The latter can be easily remedied by flushing out the sediment with vinegar or baking soda and then running a few cycles through your shower head until all traces of vinegar or baking soda have been removed from your system.
Water leaks can cause discoloration in your water, which is noticeable in the shower and sinks. You may need a water heater installation in Orinda if it cannot be repaired.
If you are experiencing any of the above issues with your water heater, contact Rooter Hero Plumbing to schedule an appointment. Our professional plumbers can perform a water heater repair, hot water heater tank installation, or water heater replacement. Whatever your hot water heater issue, we can resolve it to your satisfaction.