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Common Water Heater Repair Issues

Water heaters are remarkably sturdy devices, but they can still develop problems and malfunctions over years of normal use. As with most home appliance issues, water heater problems will steadily get worse the longer they are allowed to continue. For that reason, it is a wise idea to call for repairs as soon as you notice a problem with your water heater. Let’s take a look at some of the most common symptoms that will warn you that your water heater has a problem.


This is one of the worst things that can happen to a water heater. There are a variety of different areas that can spring leaks in your water heater system. A bad valve or loose pipe junction is the most common reason for leaks. However, if a leak develops in your main water heater tank, it is a huge issue. Leaks in the tank are almost always caused by rust, and if they progress far enough the whole thing can rupture. If you see any part of your water heater leaking, call us right away.

A Drop in Output

If your water heater is not keeping up with your demand for hot water, it could mean a number of different things. A dirty burner assembly could have trouble igniting all of its jets, which would lower the temperature of the water in the tank. It’s also possible that there is sediment buildup in the bottom of the tank, which insulates the water inside from the heat coming from the burner assembly. It will take a professional to accurately pinpoint the problem, so call for repairs if you notice that your water heater is experiencing a drop in output.

If your water heater is having problems, call The Sunny Plumber. Our expert plumbers serve the entire Phoenix, AZ area.

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