Water heaters can go quite a while without developing issues, which is rather impressive given the amount of strain the average water heater is put under. However, no water heater can last forever without developing issues. Make sure that you know the signs that your water heater is in trouble, so that you can have your system repaired as quickly as possible.
If you’re experiencing inconsistent temperature output from your water heater, it could indicate a problem with the dip tube. The dip tube is a plastic tube that runs from the water line at the top of the tank to the bottom of the tank. The tube is there to ensure that water entering the water heater is released near the bottom of the tank, in order to prevent it from mixing with the hot water leaving the system. If the tube becomes cracked or broken, it can vent cold water into the hot water supply. This causes sudden changes in water temperature as it leaves the faucet.
Consistently Low Output
If your water heater is consistently unable to provide water of sufficient temperature, it could mean a number of things. If you’re using a gas system, it could mean that the burner assembly is clogged. It could also be that you have sediment built up on the bottom of the storage tank. This could insulate the water in the tank from the heat of the assembly. One way or another, low output is not a good sign. Call for repairs as soon as possible if you notice this problem.
The Trusted Plumber offers comprehensive water heater repair services throughout Peoria, AZ. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert plumbers. We’ll make sure that your water heater is restored to full operation.