Common Problems with Water Heaters in the Winter
Water heaters are always working to provide hot water. When there’s a problem with your water heater, you’ll know it. You won’t have hot water, and you won’t be able to do the normal tasks that require hot water. Regular water heater maintenance can help prevent it from malfunctioning. Regardless, always be on the lookout for these common winter water heater problems.
Your water heater consists of multiple components that work together to bring you hot water. If any of those components stop working, it will affect the entire system. If you have a gas water heater, regularly check on the pilot, pilot control valve, and thermocouple. If you have an electric water heater, regularly check its thermostat and heating elements.
Throughout the year, your water heater may have collected a significant amount of sediment and mineral build-up. The debris that has entered into your water heater is sitting at the bottom of it and causing your water supply to be lukewarm or insufficient. You can fix and prevent this problem by regularly flushing your water heater.
Water leaks usually mean bad news. There are several potential problems that would cause a leaky water heater. The location of the leak can help identify the problem. For example, is the leak on top of the tank or from the pipes? Since there are so many possibilities, it’s best to have a local Carroll County plumber take a look at the leak for you. They have experience with virtually every type of leak and will identify the problem quickly.
It’s common for pipes to freeze in the winter. Cold temperatures and exposed pipes create a perfect environment for it to happen. If your pipes partially freeze, you can be looking at decreased water pressure. If your pipes freeze they can also burst and cause extensive damage. That’s why it’s important that you properly insulate your pipes. If your pipes do freeze, you’ll need the help of a professional plumber to fix the problem.
Here for Your Plumbing Needs this Winter
During this time, it’s important that you have a reliable local plumber that you can call to resolve any plumbing issues immediately. Let Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating be your go-to plumber this winter. With 24/7 emergency service and a good reputation in the community, it’s no wonder why homeowners have chosen Michael Runk Plumbing & Heating for their plumbing needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.