All About Water Heating Repairs
Not only are winters harsh on your skin, the cold is also bad for your bones and overall health. Warm blankets, woolen socks and heavy hoodies are what you need to survive the piercing weather. However, water heaters play a vital role in the winter survival kit as well.
Air contains water molecules. How much water molecules the air can hold depends on how cold it is. The colder the air is, the fewer molecules it will hold.
This is why the air during winters is dry and causes sore throats and cracked skin.
Taking a nice, warm bath or shower during the winters can help hydrate the skin. Applying moisturizer afterwards helps seal the moisture into the skin. However, if your water heater is giving you problems and not cooperating, it can become difficult to take a shower.
Taking a cold shower during winters can be harmful because it lowers the temperature of the body. And if your immune system is already depressed, it can result in the flu or a sore throat.
My Water Heater Isn’t Working…Now What?
A common complaint we receive is, “My water heater isn’t heating.”
This problem is more common than you think. And because it is common, there are myriad of solutions available. In North America, water heaters are electric or gas storage tanks. They can store up to 20 to 100 gallons of water. Here are a few things you can do:
Adjust the Settings:
Tamper with the temperature settings. See if you can adjust them. Sometimes the settings reset by themselves or need to be adjusted a little bit more. Move the dial around and wait a little bit for the water to heat. If you have a gas heater, know that they use fuel to heat water. So make sure that your gas connection is working properly before doing anything else. This is the most common problem and can be fixed by calling your natural gas provider.
If your water heater is electric, it uses electric resistant coils. If one of these stops working or mineral substances damages it, make sure to call a professional to get it repaired.
Call Plumbing Services:
If you’ve tried adjusting the settings, checking the gas meter for leaks, but have had no luck, it’s time to call a plumbing service. Perhaps mineral deposits are stuck inside the walls of the water heater. You will need a professional to clean the heater. Furthermore, they are equipped with the special tools required to fix the problem.
Check the Pressure:
Sometimes pressure builds up inside the walls, which causes air bubbles to block the pathway. You can lift or lower the handle to release the air bubbles. If it does not work, there is probably another problem that is not manifesting itself. If your water heater is old, it’s time to get it checked. You can opt for water heating pumpers as they use the latest technology and heat water from the surrounding air. Before you decide to install one, call a plumber to do the testing. They will be able to tell you whether you should repair your water heater or get a new one.
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