Most homeowners probably cannot even imagine living in a world where they’d have to start a fire in order to heat water every time they wanted to bathe or do the dishes, nor would they want to imagine such a scenario even if they could. Fortunately for all of us, the modern water heater means enjoying a bountiful supply of hot water in our homes without anything near that level of inconvenience. Are you having issues with your hot water heater? We offer water heater repair and plumbing services in Pennsylvania. WM Henderson offers plumbing solutions in locations such as West Chester, Havertown, Broomall, Drexel Hill, and Wayne.
Your water heater really is only as good as the water heater repair services that it receives. That is why we strongly suggest that you schedule your water heater repair services with a member of our plumbing staff. When one of the professional service technicians here at Wm. Henderson services your water heater, you can count on the system to provide you with the efficient, effective, and dependable performance that you demand.
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TRADITIONAL & TANKLESS WATER HEATER REPAIR SERVICES
Whichever water heater you finally decide upon, you can count on our staff to configure it in your home and integrate it into the existing plumbing system with the greatest of care. We will make certain that your water heater is of the right size for your needs, and that it is not at risk of developing leaks at connection points or creating other issues that stem from subpar water heater services. Do you have an old water heater that you are looking to get rid of? No problem! We can handle your traditional and tankless water heater repair requirements.
TANKLESS WATER HEATER REPAIR SERVICES
Choosing the right type of system is important, too. Many homeowners choose to stick with the traditional tank water heater, an affordable and reliable model. Others, though, are drawn in by the efficiency and compact design of the tankless water heater. You can take water heating efficiency to the next level by choosing a heat pump water heater, as well, with such systems using the existing heat in the air surrounding them in order to heat the water. WM Henderson provides trustworthy tankless water heater repair services in areas such as West Chester, Wayne, Havertown, Broomall, Newton Square, and Ardmore.
TYPES OF WATER HEATER SOUNDS & ISSUES
If your water heater is producing popping noises, this is an indicator of excess calcium, magnesium, and sediment at the base of your water tank. Once the collection of debris in your water heater becomes severe, it will trap water at the bottom of the tank. When the water becomes trapped beneath the calcium and sediment, the pressure in your water heater will begin to rise. This will cause a popping noise to form while the water heater is activated.
The only way to eliminate a collection of sediment in your water tank is to drain your water heater. However, this may not resolve the problem if the magnesium and calcium buildup is too large. WM Henderson provides fast, safe, and trusted water heater repair services to homes in West Chester and other areas of Pennsylvania.
Gas water heaters feature a burner that is utilized to increase the temperature of incoming water in your water tank. If you hear a cracking noise, this is an indicator of water or moisture on your gas burner. This is a normal sound to hear while your water heater is operating.
A sizzling noise is usually an indication of a severe leak in your water heater. This sound is produced when hot water drizzles onto the gas burner. Perform an inspection of the flooring near your water heater to confirm if water is leaking. If you have a low quantity of warm water in your house, this is a sign you need to hire a professional to perform a water heater repair service to fix the water leak.
It’s important to call a certified technician to perform a repair as soon as possible to prevent a high water or utility bill. The licensed plumbers at WM Henderson provide water heater repair services to homeowners in Havertown and other locations in Pennsylvania.
If your new energy-efficient water heater is producing a screeching sound, this is an indicator that your technician forgot to open the inlet control valve prior to activating your water heater. When the valve is partially closed, the flow of water is restricted through your water lines. This causes a high-pitch screeching noise to form near your water heater.
ORDINARY WATER HEATER PROBLEMS & HOW TO FIX
EXTREMELY WARM OR COLD WATER
Are you struggling to get warm water in your shower? If your water is not warm enough, we recommend checking the thermostat on your water heater to ensure it’s set to at least 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Adjusting your thermostat should make your showers more comforting and rejuvenating. In addition, setting the thermostat to this temperature will prevent the formation of Legionella and other types of organisms in your water tank.
On the other hand, a water heater may also produce water that is too hot. If you notice the thermostat on your water heater is set to 150 degrees Fahrenheit, we recommend decreasing it to 140 degrees Fahrenheit to prevent third-degree burns. Is your water too hot or cold after you adjust the thermostat? This is a sign of a malfunctioning thermostat or sensor.
NO WARM WATER
To avoid the discomfort of taking a cold shower, it’s important to be familiar with various issues that may negatively impact the production of warm water in your home. If you have a gas water heater, a lack of hot water may be due to a malfunctioning thermocouple or a deactivated pilot light. Does your home have an electric hot water heater? A low supply of warm water may be due to a broken heating element.
To properly replace a broken thermocouple or heating element, you will need specialized tools, skills, and training. The team at WM Henderson will help restore the flow of warm water by performing a gas or electric water heater repair.
INSUFFICIENT WARM WATER PRESSURE
Although insufficient warm water pressure is not an ordinary issue, it is caused by galvanized pipes that are too small. If you own an older house and have low hot water pressure, this may be due to old ½-inch diameter pipes that are connected to your water heater. To increase the water pressure in your house, you will need to call a professional technician to perform a water heater repair and install new ¾-inch water lines to enhance the flow of warm water to your fixtures.
If the water from your fixtures and faucets smells unpleasant, this may be an indicator of a large number of bacteria in the tank of your water heater. To eliminate the odors in your water, flush the water from the tank to eliminate sediment, bacteria, calcium, and magnesium from the water heater. We provide trustworthy water heater services to homes in areas of Pennsylvania such as Ardmore, Wayne, Springfield, Havertown, Broomall, and Villanova.
LOOSE PIPES & VALVES
While it may be more common for water leaks to occur near the bottom of the water heater, it is also possible for leaks to form near the top of the system. This issue may be due to an insecure inlet pipe, malfunctioning temperature and pressure relief valve, or a loose outlet pipe. Loose lines, valves, and other types of water heater repairs can be easily performed by an emergency plumber in your area.
GAS WATER HEATER ADVANTAGES
A majority of residents that utilize our water heater repair services decide to purchase a gas water heater because this type of system provides a superior recovery rate when compared to electric hot water heaters. The recovery rate is a metric that is utilized to measure the total amount of time it takes to fill a water tank with warm water once it’s used. A standard gas water heater is engineered to heat a 50-gallon water tank in a single hour. This type of water heater is also preferred by many homeowners because it is designed to provide warm water during a power outage. In addition, gas water heaters cost less to operate on a monthly basis when compared to electric heaters.
ELECTRIC WATER HEATER ADVANTAGES
The low upfront cost of an electric water heater is appealing to many people. This type of water heater is also easier to install when compared to gas heaters. To properly install a gas heater, a licensed plumber is required to run a gas line to a local city or suburb. On the other hand, an electric water heater only requires a secure electrical connection and water lines. In addition, electric water heaters are designed to convert a majority of incoming energy into hot water.
Although the total cost of natural gas is less than electricity, a gas water heater is less efficient than an electric heater because a large amount of heat energy is wasted during the venting process. The team of licensed plumbers at WM Henderson have the knowledge and skills to help you decide between gas and electric water heaters. WM Henderson provides fast, safe, and trusted water heater repair services in West Chester and other areas of Pennsylvania.
SCHEDULE WATER HEATER REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE WITH OUR TEAM
When a problem develops with your water heater, no matter how “minor” you may believe this problem to be, you need to schedule a water heater repair immediately. The longer that you wait to schedule any necessary repair services, the worse off your water heater is likely to be. Even “minor” issues, after all, can lead to very serious damages if given the chance. We excel in the diagnosis and repair of all manner of water heater problems.
Additionally, we offer routine water heater maintenance service, which will allow us to tune up your system on a regular basis. By completing this general maintenance, in which your system is thoroughly inspected and various parts tested, adjusted, and cleaned as necessary, we can greatly reduce the risk of problems developing with your system. Call now to learn more about our water heater offerings.
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