Anytime a home’s water heater stops working, it can quickly become a very inconvenient situation for those who live in the home. Not only can a lack of warm water make bathing uncomfortable but it also can cause many items in the home to be more difficult to clean. This can often create an unhealthy situation unless a Plumber is contacted to inspect and repair the unit.
Most times a plumbing professional will first want to spend time inspecting the unit to verify that it is hooked up correctly to the water, electricity and gas lines of the home. They will also want to be certain that these systems are on and functioning, as they should. It is also important to check the thermostat on the unit as well. These are basic checks, which can often cause a unit to stop working. Many homeowners may fail to check these issues before calling for assistance.
Once the Plumber in Sebastian has made these routine checks, he or she will want to perform a thorough inspection of the elements that heat the water in the unit. On an electric water heater, this is generally heating elements. Gas units have a pilot light, control valve, thermocouples and a burner. These units must be operating properly for the water to be heated. Often these components can become faulty and when this happens, the unit will no longer be able to heat water. Replacing them can often solve the issue.
If the water heater is still not heating water, it may be there is a buildup of sediment on the lining of the water tank. Sediment is generally mineral deposits, sand or grit that comes from the water being piped into the unit. This buildup can prevent the heat of the unit from transferring to the water. When this occurs, a technician from Southern Plumbing Inc will need to flush the system. You can also connect them on Facebook.