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Common Water Heater Repairs We Encounter

You wake up early in the morning on a work day only to discover when you get into the shower that there’s no hot water. You wait and wait and wait for the flow from the faucet or showerhead to heat up, but nothing happens. Eventually, you have to resign yourself to starting the day with a cold shower.

This is just one example of how important your water heater is to your home. You need hot water to bathe, to wash dishes, to do the laundry, and to cook. If your water heater malfunctions, you’ll need to fix it as soon as possible. That’s why you should call The Sunny Plumber. Our technicians are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to complete those crucial repairs, and we have many years of experience with water heater malfunctions.

These are the repairs we do the most often:

Fixing/replacing broken heating elements: Electric water heaters use heating elements—electric coils—to warm up water. If these break or malfunction, you won’t get hot water at all. Replacing broken elements is usually a simple fix for a professional.

Replacing the gas thermocouple: This applies to gas-powered heaters. A gas thermocouple is a heat sensor that serves as a safety device. It detects when the pilot light is on; if the pilot light shuts off, the thermocouple will close the gas valve to prevent further buildup of gas. If the thermocouple fails, the gas will shut off and the pilot light will go out—and that means no hot water. A technician will know the right kind of thermocouple to use as a replacement.

Flushing the tank: If you have a standard water heater that uses a storage tank, sediment can build up inside the tank due to breaks in underground water lines. Too much sediment will increase the pressure inside and cause the tank to overheat. The water in the system will need to be flushed to get rid of the sediment. This is also a standard part of annual maintenance.

Anode rod replacement: If you start getting brown-colored water, there might be a rust buildup in the hot water tank. This usually occurs because the anode rod (also known as the sacrificial rod) that prevents rust from spreading into the tank has rusted completely through. Technicians will eliminate the rust and replace the anode rod.

Don’t go a moment longer without hot water than you have to! Call The Sunny Plumber to get your crucial water heater repair service in Chandler, AZ done today. You should also take advantage of our water heater maintenance program to protect yourself from cold water surprises in the future.

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