Troubleshoot Your Gas Hot Water Heater

You may use hot water in your sinks, tubs, showers and more throughout the day. When you turn on the tap, you expect hot water to arrive without issue. However, all water heaters will develop issues over time. Some of the issues that you may face include strange noises coming from the hot water heater, foul-smelling water, water leaking from the tank, discolored water, inadequate supply of hot water or no hot water at all. These issues all indicate that your hot water heater is in need of repair. However, before you call a Singapore plumber to your home, you may consider following a few troubleshooting tips. Your efforts may prevent the need to call a plumber for service.

how water heating systemWhen No Hot Water Is Available When your gas hot water heater is not producing any hot water at all, you may be able to rectify the situation with ease. Before you begin tinkering with the system, turn the gas pilot light to the pilot setting, and turn off the water to the system. Then, check the pilot light. If it is not lit, you can read your instruction manual to learn how to relight the flame. This most likely will resolve your problem. If the pilot light is lit, check the thermocouple to ensure that it is secure and in the proper position. If the thermocouple is off-kilter and cannot be tightened and straightened, it will require replacement. If the pilot light will not re-light, it may also need to be replaced. Consider calling a professional plumber service to your home for assistance with these tasks to ensure that repairs are completed properly. When Insufficient Hot Water Is Produced In many cases, insufficient hot water is due to a system that is being taxed too heavily. Consider if other appliances or people in the home are using hot water at the time you are demanding it from the faucet. You may need to upgrade to a water heater that is capable of meeting the demands of your home. You may also look at the temperature setting on your thermostat. Increasing the temperature setting and allowing ample time for the water to heat up may resolve your issue. The issue of insufficient production of hot water also may be caused by damage to the dip stick or an issue with the gas supply to the tank. Both of these issues should be repaired by a professional plumber. When the Water Has an Odd Color or Smell Rust-colored water is a common issue with gas hot water heaters, and this is a problem that may be caused by corrosion in the tank. Most tanks have an anode rod installed in the tank to prevent rusting, but these rods may dissolve over time. When this happens, rust or corrosion can build up in the tank. Replacing the anode rod will resolve this problem, and a Singapore plumber can assist with this process. Consequently, when these rods dissolve, bacteria growth can develop in the tank. This growth can lead to odd-smelling water. Replacing the rods with the assistance of a plumber may also resolve these issues. It is understandable that you would not want to call a Singapore plumbing technician for professional repair services on your hot water heater if you don’t have to. You can follow the troubleshooting tips described here to attempt to resolve your current plumbing issues. If these steps do not resolve your issue, however, you should call a plumber for assistance. We can provide 24-hour emergency service for hot water heaters to minimize the amount of time that you are without the use of your hot water heater.
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