Hot Water Heater Repair

Emergency hot water heater repair services

A functioning Hot Water Heater is not a luxury.  It’s a critical necessity for any home or business. Running a household or a commercial enterprise without hot water is not even a practical option for the briefest amount of time. So whether your hot water heater is in need of repair or of replacement, Our EMERGENCY HOT WATER HEATER repair and replacement services are available 24/7/365 for any Hot Water Heater needs.

There are several types of hot water heaters and all use gas, propane, or electricity to heat water.  The most common are conventional storage, water heaters, which are typically located in a closet near your washing machine or in the garage.  This water heater consists of a cylindrical tank that stores water, which is heated using gas or AC current, with pipes that feed the plumbing system.  Tankless heaters, on the other hand, employ newer, more energy efficient on-demand water heating technology. Instead of warming the water in a cylindrical tank, tankless heaters heat the water as it flows through the unit on its way to your plumbing

Emergency water heater anode rod repair

Over time, minerals in water react with steel, corroding water heater tanks. Forced to work harder, the heating element eventually fails.  The water heater anode rod, a small rod made of aluminum or magnesium, screws into the top of the tank. The anode rod, called the sacrificial anode rod, essentially sacrifices anodes for the good of the tank. In order for something to rust, iron, oxygen, and water must be present and as water heaters are usually made of steel (an iron alloy) you can expect rust to inevitably form over time. Magnesium and aluminum are more reactive than steel, which means the rod should corrode before the tank does. Some hot water heaters have two anode rods, in order to provide better protection against rust corrosion

Why a trusted licensed plumber is critical for any hot water heater repairs

Water heaters are one of the few appliances within a home that should Water heaters are one of the few appliances within a home that should many components of a water heater that can severely injure someone who isn’t properly equipped or trained, from scalding hot water and electrical shock to actual explosions from gas. Properly diagnosing a water heater involves using several testing tools, and a careless move can expose a non professional to scalding water or over 200 volts of electricity.

How do you know if you need water heater repair services for your home or business?

Repairing hot water heaters is a complicated and potentially dangerous affair, as  you are working directly with scalding water, gas or electricity.  You should never attempt to service a water heater yourself. You can, however, troubleshoot the problem and identify the issue if your water heater exhibits one of the following behaviors: