Water Heater Repair
Pelletier Mechanical Services, LLC can repair your failing water heater in Greater Waterbury
Your water heater is one of the hardest working appliances in your home. Next to electricity, hot water is very likely the luxury that you use the most. It takes a lot of work to have hot water constantly at your beck and call, and even the best water heaters occasionally develop problems due to the stress.
Read on for a list of common water heater problems, and the water heater repair services we offer to address them in Waterbury, Bristol, Torrington, and the surrounding area. If you have any questions, call Pelletier Mechanical Services, LLC at 1-844-329-2725 or contact us online to schedule your free estimate!
Common Water Heater Problems
As mentioned above, your water heater is under a great deal of stress during operation. Most water heaters are technically active all the time, keeping hot water at the ready just in case you need it. This can lead to a lot of problems over time. Here are some of the most common issues that water heaters experience:
- Rust: If you use a storage tank water heater, as most homeowners do, your storage tank is constantly under threat of rusting. If rust is allowed to gain a solid foothold in the water heater tank, it can even cause it to rupture and inflict widespread damage to the surrounding area. All storage tank water heaters are equipped with a part called an anode rod that prevents the tank from rusting. However, the anode rod eventually degrades to the point where it must be replaced. If the rod is not replaced in time, the tank will begin to rust again.
- Pilot Light Failure: The pilot light is the device that starts the water heater, igniting the burner assembly so that it can heat the water. The pilot light was once a continuously burning flame underneath the water heater. Though these pilot lights are still used in older systems, more modern water heaters tend to use electronic ignition devices. If the pilot light fails, the burner assembly won’t be able to ignite, which means the water heater won’t actually be able to heat water. This device is limited to gas–powered water heaters; electric water heaters use a different system.
- Heating Element Failure: Electric water heaters don’t use burner assemblies to heat water. Instead, they run electricity through a large heating coil in the bottom of the tank. The heating coil turns this electrical current into heat, and transfers it to the water. Over time, however, these heating elements can wear out from the constant flow of electricity. When that happens, they will likely need to be replaced for the water heater to keep functioning.
We Repair All Water Heater Problems
No matter what problems your water heater is having, we can take care of it for you. Whether it’s a failing anode rod, a leaky valve, or a broken pilot light, our professional water heater technicians will be able to put it right for you. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, call Pelletier Mechanical Services, LLC today. We offer water heater repair service throughout Greater Waterbury.
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