Water heaters are remarkably resilient systems, considering the amount of strain they have to deal with on a regular basis. However, they can still develop a wide range of problems over time. Since water heater problems will get worse if they are ignored, it’s best to make sure that you can identify water heater problems as soon as possible. Let’s take a look at some of the water heater problems you should watch for.
Leaks can be a serious threat to the water heater, depending on where they are. If the water heater tank itself is leaking, it may eventually rupture and cause widespread water damage. More common, though, is a leak around one of the valves or seals that keeps the water heater functioning properly. Regardless, you should call for repairs every time you notice a leak in the system.
Broken Dip Tube
The dip tube is a part that extends from the water line at the top of the tank to near the bottom of the tank. It ensures that all water flowing into the tank is released closest to the burner assembly, allowing it to heat up faster and preventing it from mixing with the water flowing out of the tank. If the dip tube becomes cracked or broken, however, the cold water flowing into the tank will mix with the hot water leaving the tank. This is the cause of sudden blasts of cold water coming out of the faucet when the hot water is turned on. The dip tube often has to be replaced if this happens. If this is happening to you, you should have a professional inspect your dip tube right away.
If your water heater is acting up, call Celco Heating and Air Conditioning. We Offer a full range of water heater repair services throughout Stamford, CA.