Residential Water Heater Repair
Serving Vancouver WA – Camas WA – Battle Ground WA
If you’ve ever woken up to find water pooling in your basement floor, or discolored, rusty water coming from your faucet then you’ve likely experienced water heater failure. The water heaters used in houses and apartments are prone to failure after a decade or so of regular use, or sooner in hard-water environments. Lack of maintenance of heavy usage may also contribute to the need for earlier repairs. If your water heater is showing signs of failure, such as leaks or contaminated water, then you need to call a plumbing service right away.
Common Water Heater Problems
Does your water heater make strange noises? Is the water pressure low? The most common problem in water heaters is a lack of hot water. This is often due to failure of the heating element.
Signs you may need water heater repair:
- Pilot light won’t stay lit
- Rust colored water coming from water heater
- Water heater leaks
- No hot water
- Low water pressure
- Strange or whistling sounds coming from your water heater
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A licensed plumber can repair any of these issues in a single visit, depending on availability of replacement parts. Another major issue to look for are leaking parts and fittings. Tanks can develop leaks in their walls or base due to hard water and rust or corrosion, as can any pipe or fitting attached to your system. Leaks are usually apparent on initial inspection, but may indicate a broader issue within your heater or plumbing.
Water Heater Repair Issues
Water heater repairs are most often done to fix leaks or failing heating parts. Some leaks can be fixed by fitting or seal replacement, whereas larger leaks may require a new tank. Your plumber will determine the scope of your issue and find the most efficient repair for your specific system.
Sometimes diagnostic work needs to be performed to find the problem within your water heater. This is often true of systems without obvious leaks, especially those that fail to heat water to a desired temperature. Using several professional tools to check your heaters, valves, fittings, regulator, thermometer and other parts, the issue can be quickly found and resolved.
Who To Call for Water Heater Repair
If your water heater isn’t functioning properly, contact Clark County Plumbing & Drain. They have many years of experience in diagnosing and fixing residential water heaters and related issues, and can will get your water heater operational in no time.