The Sunny Plumber Phoenix Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Water Heater Repair’

Watch for These Water Heater Problems This Winter

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Winter is a stressful time of year for home appliances. Many of them see more use, which means more wear and tear. Your water heater is one of the most important home appliances you have. It’s also already under a lot of stress throughout the year. If you don’t want to suddenly find yourself without hot water in the middle of the coldest months of the year, you should keep an eye out for any developing problems with the system. Let’s have a look at some of the common water heater problems you should watch for.

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Why Your Water Heater Output Is Dropping

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

There are any number of reasons why your water heater output may be dropping, pretty much all of which will require professional repair services. It’s important that you be familiar with the various reasons why your water heater output may be dropping, so that you can more accurately determine when to call for professional repair services. Let’s take a look at why your water heater output may be dropping.

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How Serious Are Water Heater Leaks?

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Water heaters are pretty solid systems, and they can take a lot of stress. Sooner or later, though, the system will start to develop problems. When you deal with as much water as the average water heater does, leaks are pretty much inevitable. How serious is a water heater leak, though? How large does it have to be before you call a professional to look at it? Let’s take a look at water heater leaks, and when to call for repairs.

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What Does It Mean When My Faucets Alternate Between Hot and Cold Water?

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Have you ever been taking a warm shower and suddenly been hit with a blast of cold water? It’s certainly an unpleasant issue, but one that tends to be limited to one specific cause. If you have this problem, you should call for a plumber to examine your water heater for you. While you’re waiting, let’s go over why this happens in the first place.

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Beware of These Water Heater Issues

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Water heaters can last quite a while, as long as they’re taken care of properly. Eventually, though, the accumulated wear and tear of years of normal use will result in problems developing in the system. The sooner you can recognize signs of these problems, the sooner you can have them repaired and the more damage you can prevent. Let’s take a look at some common water heater issues.

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Why Your Home Isn’t Getting Any Hot Water

Monday, September 21st, 2015

If you’ve ever been in the middle of a hot shower and suddenly been drenched in freezing cold water, you know how very unpleasant it can be. There are a couple of reasons why your water heater may suddenly have stopped working, none of which you can really fix on your own. However, it’s always a good idea to know a little bit about how your water heater operates. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some common reasons why your home may not be getting any hot water.

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Common Water Heater Repair Issues

Monday, August 24th, 2015

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.

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Help, I Have No Hot Water!

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Hot showers before work, relaxing baths in the evenings, the convenience of dish-washing with the press of a button, the ability to keep your white clothing and linens spotless—you depend heavily upon your hot water supply each and every day. Whether you have a storage tank, tankless, or heat pump water heater, it is one of your home’s major appliances and you can’t afford to live without it.

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Why You Need to Check Your Anode Rod Every Year

Monday, May 11th, 2015

If you use a storage water heater, as most people do, your water heater is in constant contact with water from the time it is installed onward. A storage water heater keeps a large tank full of heated water available at all times, just in case the need should arise. This constant contact with water should cause quite a bit of rust, which would eventually corrode the tank to the point that it ruptures. While that does occasionally happen, it doesn’t happen nearly as often as it should.

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Should My Water Heater Develop Rust?

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

It makes sense that a water heater would be susceptible to rust damage: when water and metal meet, rust is always a possibility. But is rusting something that will happen inevitably to a water heater? Or is its appearance a sign that something is wrong with the system and it will either need repairs or a replacement? We’ll answer these questions in this post.

If you have any issues with your water heater—whether rusts, leaks, or a heating malfunctioning—call on professionals right away. When you require water heater repair in Goodyear, AZ that you can depend on any time of the day or night, make the call to The Sunny Plumber. We’ll see that your worries about your hot water supply are taken care of.

Rust and water heaters

The simple answer to the question, “Should my water heater develop rust?” is no. It can develop rust, but if it does, than you have a serious issue with the water heater that requires professionals look into it right away. If corrosion advances too far on a water heater, it will mean that the whole system must be replaced.

The reason that a water heater won’t rust under normal circumstances is a component called the anode rode, also known as the sacrificial anode rod. This metal rod, usually made of magnesium, is attached at the top of the tank and does the job of attracting the damage of the chemical reaction that causes corrosion inside the water tank. In effect, it “sacrifices” itself to rust so that the rest of the water heater will not rust.

Eventually, an anode rod will rust through entirely, and at this point it will stop protecting the water heater. This is the main reason why an older water heater may start to develop corrosion. Rust will substantially weaken the metal of a water heater tank, leading to leaks. It also creates an insulating layer inside the tank that can cause a temperature imbalance and make the tank overheat.

You can help stop rust from attacking your water heater by making sure that the anode rod is replaced before it rusts completely. During a regular water heater maintenance visit, the technician will check on the anode rod and provide a replacement if it is nearing the end of its service. The technician will also be able to tell you when the appearance of rust in the water heater is a sign that you need to have a replacement.

We specialize in water heater repair at The Sunny Plumber, and our plumbers are ready to help with any issues you may have with your water heater in Goodyear, AZ. We also provide regular maintenance services that will keep rust from harming your water heater.

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