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How To Diagnose Water Heater Problems

How To Diagnose Water Heater Problems

Why wait to repair your water heater if the problems will only get worse? The water quality of your home is at stake. West Coast Plumbing, Pumps, & Filtration experts know best how to handle your water heater woes. We know that the water heater is one of the most expensive and important components of any household plumbing system.

Without a properly functioning water heater, your showers, laundry machines, dishwashers and other household necessities you need to keep a home clean and sanitary. Water heater issues are common, and range from a quick fix (i.e. no hot water) to severe, like foul smells or brown, discolored water. Whatever the case may be, your water heater is worth the effort to have a professional take a look and solve any water heater problems immediately.

Types of Water Heaters

Gas Water Heater Issues

Gas water heaters are the most common choice for homeowners. Some of the most common issues with gas water heater arise out of the pilot light.

  • The first place to check for any issue with your gas water heater is whether or not the pilot light is on.

If there’s more to it than re-lighting the pilot, we can repair pilot lights and more.

Electric Water Heater Issues

Electric water heaters don’t suffer from the same pilot light issues that affect its gas relative.

  • However, other factors like a faulty thermostat can cause an electric water heater to go haywire.
Understand Your Water Heater

If you are having any issues with your gas or electric heater, we will perform a full diagnostic test and hone in on your water heater’s issues. Before attempting any adjustment, read your owner’s manual to answer any questions you may have, such as:

  • Where do I find the pilot light on a gas water heater?
  • Why does my pilot light keep going out?
  • What’s causing the thermostat in my water heater to malfunction?

Diagnosing Water Heater Problems

We deliver a prompt diagnosis for your water heater repair issues. Our highly trained water heater technicians run diagnostic tests on your water heater and components to find the problem areas that need mending.

Common questions that may help diagnose your water heater issue include:

  • Why is the hot water gone?
  • How do I adjust the temperature of my water heater?
  • Why is the color of my water rusty or black?
  • Why does my water have a rotten egg smell?
  • How do I keep a valve from leaking?

Trusted Water Heater Repair Services

Problems with water heaters can often go deeper than what appear on the surface to be common fixes or a weekend DIY project. With West Coast Plumbing, Pumps, & Filtration, we come prepared for any plumbing situation that arises from your pipes. On top of trusty daytime availability, we also offer 24-hour services, seven days a week, at no additional charge. And if you decide to go with West Coast Plumbing, Pumps, & Filtration, we will guarantee you the better of two options on your next job – $50 or 10% off your next project. We pride ourselves with providing Tacoma residents and beyond with services spanning from simple honey-do fixes to heavy installations. Don’t let your plumbing issues get out of control. Contact us for any water heating problems you’re experiencing.

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