Water Heater Plumber In Vista
At Aqua Bear Plumbing & Drain, we know how important it is to have hot water in your home for you and your family. That’s why when our customers have water heater issues, we respond right away! Here are some of the common problems we see with water heaters…
Hot Water Issues
When your water heater isn’t working properly, it can be frustrating and expensive. Luckily, there are several common issues that can be identified and fixed with a little attention.
Here’s what to do if your water heater is not working:
Check the pilot light
If it’s out, try relighting it by pulling the knob in and out several times. If this doesn’t work, call an expert. They will know how to fix it so you don’t have to replace the gas valve or any other part of the system!
Check for leaks
You might notice that there is water on the floor around your water heater – or maybe even dripping from inside it! This could mean that there’s a leak somewhere inside, which requires professional repair work by a licensed plumber who has experience fixing water heaters.
Look for blockages
Make sure there isn’t something blocking the flow of water through your pipes or heating element. If you’re having trouble getting hot water from your taps, check for any obstructions in your plumbing lines (like tree roots) or anything else that could be blocking proper circulation of hot/cold water throughout your home’s plumbing system (such as mineral deposits).
Water Heater Fun Facts
Water heaters are a lifesaver for keeping your family warm in the winter, but they can also be a real pain if you don’t keep them up to date. Here are some facts about water heaters and how to care for them:
How long do they last?
A typical gas water heater will last an average of 10 years, a tankless hot water heater will last 20 years, and an electric hot water heater will last 15 years.
How do I care for my water heater?
Check your water pressure at least once a year by turning off all the faucets in your home, turn on any faucets that have aerators (the little screens at the end of faucets that restrict flow), and check the pressure gauge on the side of your house’s main water supply valve. If it’s below 40 PSI, call a plumber immediately!
When should I replace my old unit?
Replace your electric or gas unit if it’s more than ten years old; replace your tankless unit if it’s more than 15 years old—or sooner if it doesn’t work properly anymore.
Need Water Heater Service?
Contact us today for any of your water heater needs! We are available to handle all of your plumbing problems in North Coastal and the surrounding areas!