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Carrollton, TX, has hot, humid summers and cool winters, therefore having a reliable water heater is essential. But what do you do when you wake up in the morning and find that it is not working? You could put up with a cold shower or you could wrap yourself up in warm clothes if it is a cold morning. Joking aside, who do you turn to for a water heater repair?
There are hundreds of plumbers offering water heater repair services, most will claim to be the cheapest and the best. You could ask a friend or neighbor, but you will hear as many horror stories as tales with happy endings.
Your best bet may be a trusted reviewed website, with a water heater specialist in repairs with many five-star reviews. We are certain that the top of the list will be bluefrog Plumbing + Drain.
Why is that? Over the years we have had many happy and satisfied customers who have been good enough to leave us five-star ratings. They have received from us a top class and quality service and are happy to recommend us to everyone. What are you waiting for? If you need a water heater repair, get on the phone, and call the professionals at bluefrog plumbing.
Types of Water Heaters
There are several different types of water heater. A tank or conventional water heater maintains a large external tank of hot water which is on standby all the time. In a tankless heater, water flows through a coil system in the unit to generate hot water on demand.
A hybrid system is like a tankless heater but contains a small tank within the unit to provide an immediate supply of hot water. These types are very robust but can break down periodically.
Common Problems with Water Heaters
Tank or tankless heaters are normally heated by gas or electricity and have different problems associated with each type.
Problems with Gas Water Heaters
If the pilot light will not come on there may be a problem with your gas supply and you will need to check this first. If that is correctly working then the gas valve may not be opening fully, or the ignition unit may be broken. No matter what the reason you need to call bluefrog plumbing to book a water heater repair.
If there is a problem with the gas pressure or the electric system, you could see the flame flickering and changing color. This happens because the flame quality is worsening. This could be due to air being trapped in the gas lines reducing the gas pressure reaching the unit.
This trapped air will have to be bled from the system. This is a dangerous job and should only be attempted by a qualified technician from bluefrog to perform this repair.
A gas-powered heater will need to have plenty of fresh air for combustion and an exhaust vent to expel the dangerous gases. Without fresh air, the unit will not work. If the vents are blocked for any reason these dangerous gases could accumulate in your home. The air vents need to be cleaned regularly as part of any routine maintenance.
Problems with Electric Water Heaters
If you have an electrically powered water heater and there is no hot water, there could be several reasons for this. There could be no power so first check if there is a tripped circuit breaker and replace any blown fuse.
If there are no blown fuses, then you could have a faulty electric thermostat or a faulty electric heating element. Replacing these is a job for the professionals so call bluefrog plumbing for a speedy water heater repair.
In hard water areas, scale will form on the insides of water heaters and the electrical heating elements. If you hear a high-pitched, whining noise this could be caused by the build-up of scale on the heating elements.
We at bluefrog suggest that you descale your system at least twice a year, so reducing the need for a water heater repair or even the replacement of the complete unit.
If there is a leak around your heater there could be a loose connection that needs tightening. The leak could be due to a faulty value and a water heater repair is needed to replace it. If the leak comes from the tank it could be corroded and it will need replacing.
Another common problem is that the water heater is overloaded. If you are running too many water appliances at the same time the water heater will be unable to cope with the demand and it may even shut down.
You have a couple of options, either decrease the number of appliances you have on at any one time by staggering their use throughout the day or upgrade your water heater to cope with the extra demand. If you do nothing repeated stoppages may break the unit requiring an expensive water heater repair.
Why Choose bluefrog Plumbing and Drain
bluefrog Plumbing takes huge pride in delivering a great quality plumbing service to our local Carrollton, TX community. We are experts at fixing any type of water heater, but we strongly recommend a regular service of your water heater.
As an average water heater repair can cost several hundred dollars, we think that this makes a lot of sense to hire a regular service that will make the water heater both more economical to run and increase its working life. Your manufacturer’s warranty is likely to be invalid without one routine servicing.
We have hundreds of satisfied customers who have given us a five-star recommendation. They do so because they are completely happy with our work. Our customers know that we will come quickly to their aid. They know that the work will be completed safely and to their total satisfaction. Our prices are honest and transparent so that everyone is assured of a fair deal.
Should you have any plumbing problem, then please call bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of North Dallas today. You will be pleased that you did.