Water Heaters

Common Questions About Water Heaters in Indianapolis

Water Heater Indianapolis

Why Is My Hot Water Not Working?

Answer:Usually having no hot water can be contributed directly to your water heater.  A number of things could be causing this problem.  Though your water heater is not “rocket science”, there are a number of components involved.  Such as electric elements which work like a coil on electric stove, thermostats which tell the coils to turn on and off and at what temperature, a pilot light thermocouple which holds the flame so that your gas water heater can light, a gas thermostat itself which tells the pilot to ignite the burner…..and so on.  The AttaBoy Plumber will run a diagnostic test your water heater to determine where the problem lies.

 

Why Is My Water Heater Leaking?

Answer: Water leaking from a water heater comes from just a couple of places.  Either a water supply pipe leading to and from your water heater has sprung a leak, the water heater shut-off valve is leaking, the pressure relief valve is leaking or blowing or the tank itself is leaking.  Try to trace the water back from the location it is pooled or noticeable to its origin.  Water always leaves a trail.  If it is anything other than the tank itself leaking, it is typically an easy fix.  Unfortunately leaking water heater tanks cannot be repaired and must be replaced.  Whether it is an “easy” fix or requires a replacement, AttaBoy Plumbers can do the job.

 

Why Is My Water Pressure Low?

Answer: No, you don’t typically need to replace your hot water heater.  This problem is usually associated with the scientific phenomenon of “dielectrolysis”.  A big, fancy word for two different metals not liking each other.  With your water heater, you usually have copper pipes going directly into the metal connections of the water heater.  These two different metals don’t get along and behave in an “artery clogging” manner.  Usually the fix is replacing or installing what are called “dielectric unions” which is considered a basic maintenance repair.  This is easily determined by running a diagnostic test performed by your AttaBoy Plumber.

 

 

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