Water Heater Repair

Raleigh Water Heater Repair

Do You Have an Issue with Your Water Heater in Wake County?

When you need help with your water heater, you want to know that you can count on the help you receive. At William Parrish Plumbing, we have years of experience helping our customers with their water heater needs. We are committed to providing you with the best service possible, and we stand behind our work. When it is time to replace your water heater, you can count on us to provide you with the best new water heater for your needs. 

Signs You Need Water Heater Repair

Sometimes, water heaters just need a little help to get them up and running again. Other times, it is clear that your water heater needs to be replaced.

If you aren't sure whether you need water heater repair or a new water heater, consider the following signs:

  • No hot water– If you aren't getting any hot water from your taps, it is time to call for water heater repair. A water heater that isn't producing hot water is a clear sign that you need water heater repair.
  • Rust or corrosion– If you notice any rust or corrosion on the tank, it is a good idea to call for water heater repair. This type of corrosion is a sign that your water heater is reaching the end of its lifespan.
  • Loud noises– Loud banging or clanging noises coming from your water heater is a sign that you need water heater repair. If you aren't hearing the water running through the pipes, you could be dealing with a burst pipe.
  • Leaks around the unit– If you notice water stains or wet spots around your water heater, it could be a sign that you have a leak. If you notice water leaking from your water heater, call for water heater repair.

Reasons Why Your Water Heater May Not Be Producing Hot Water

There are several reasons why your water heater may not be producing hot water. Here are some common causes:

  1. Faulty Heating Element: Electric water heaters have heating elements that can fail over time. If a heating element is faulty, it may not heat the water properly.
  2. Malfunctioning Thermostat: The thermostat controls the temperature of the water in the tank. If it's not functioning correctly, it may not signal the heating element to turn on, resulting in no hot water.
  3. Pilot Light Issues (Gas Water Heaters): If you have a gas water heater, check if the pilot light is lit. If it's out, relight it following the manufacturer's instructions. A malfunctioning thermocouple or gas control valve could also be causing the issue.
  4. Sediment Buildup: Over time, sediment can accumulate at the bottom of the water heater tank. This can insulate the heating element from the water, reducing its efficiency and causing a lack of hot water.
  5. Thermostat Set Too Low: Ensure that the thermostat on your water heater is set to the desired temperature. If it's set too low, the water may not reach the desired hotness.
  6. Tripped Circuit Breaker (Electric Water Heaters): Check if the circuit breaker for the water heater has tripped. If so, reset it. A tripped breaker can interrupt power to the heating element.
  7. Broken Dip Tube: The dip tube directs cold water to the bottom of the tank for heating. If it's broken or detached, cold water may mix with hot water at the top, reducing the overall temperature.
  8. Pressure Relief Valve Issues: If the pressure relief valve is malfunctioning, it may be releasing hot water, causing the overall temperature to drop. Check for leaks around the valve.
  9. Water Heater Size: If your water heater is undersized for your household's hot water demand, it may struggle to provide sufficient hot water. Consider upgrading to a larger capacity unit if necessary.

If you're not comfortable troubleshooting or if the issue persists after trying basic troubleshooting steps, it's advisable to contact a professional plumber or technician to inspect and repair your water heater. Electrical and gas-related issues, in particular, should be handled by qualified professionals for safety reasons.

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When to Replace Your Water Heater

When it is time to replace your water heater, it is important to hire a professional. Replacing a water heater is a big job, and you want to make sure that it is done correctly. At William Parrish Plumbing, we will assess your water heater and provide you with options for water heaters that are best for your needs. We will help you choose a water heater that is energy efficient, matches your space, and works with your heating system.

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