Troubleshooting Water Heaters in Spring, Texas

by | Jan 8, 2014 | Plumbing

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You never really appreciate or pay attention to a hot water heater until it stops working. That is why it is important to keep the maintenance up-to-date on your unit so that you will not get a cold, wet surprise one morning while taking a shower. Myers Plumbing Services, Inc. installs and services water heaters in Spring, Texas. They want to tell you about some problems people experience with hot water heaters.

  • If your hot water heater is not heating up, if your unit is a gas unit, check the pilot light first. If the pilot light is ok, it might be that you are having a thermocouple issue. But if the pilot light continues to turn off after being lit, the control valve of the gas pilot could be defective. If the water heater is electric, it could be the thermostat or a problem with the upper electric heating element.
  • If your water is rusty colored, the anode rod, which slowly dissolves to prevent rust from entering the water tank, is failing. A replacement of anode rod will correct this issue.
  • If your water starts to smell like a rotten egg, your water tank most likely has a bacterial infection. Correcting this problem is merely a matter of flushing your tank and refilling it with 2 pints of 3% hydrogen peroxide solution (40 gallon tank). Refill the tank with water after a couple hours.
  • Sediment has settled in your tank when you hear whining or popping noises. Flush out the water heater and refill it. Also, check the condition of your water softener to see if that is an issue.

Myers Plumbing Services, Inc. will install and service your hot water heater in Spring, Texas and the surrounding areas. They repair water heaters and offer six year and ten year Rheem heaters, which they will install. They install tankless water heater systems, hybrid water heaters, install toilets, sinks, bathtubs, garbage disposals, will perform annual gas tests, will install gas lines for pools, generators, outdoor kitchens, grills, dryers, ranges, cooktops and furnaces.


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