The hot water in a home is something that is one of the best parts of modern living. There is nothing quite like the near instant supply of water for bathing whenever we choose. A shower can be enjoyed instantly, instead of going through all of the steps that were needed to heat water for bathing in the past. However, some people have to return to such systems temporarily, when their hot water tanks stop working. Water Heater Repair in Fairfax, VA can help get the water flowing again.
There are some signs that can give you warning that all is not well with the home hot water heater. It is rare that these appliances just up and quit working all of the sudden. If there is no hot water, a simple thermostat replacement may be all that is required. Most people start to notice that the hot water provided by the tank is just not in the same amount as it used to be. This is an indication that the tank has reduced capacity. The problem is the result of many years of sediment build-up in the tank.
Tanks should be flushed using the provided drain valves at least once every three months in order to remove as much sediment as possible. Sediment also adheres to the heating element, which makes the part have to work harder to heat the water. In addition, the metals in the sediment can lead to corrosion in the tank, due to chemical reactions between the tank’s metals and that in the sediment.
There may be rust in the water, and this means the tank is near springing a leak. Some tanks are equipped with a special metal rod that has a sole purpose of attracting the sediment’s reactions in place of the heating element or the tank itself. If it has been consumed by reactions, it should be replaced. This is of course dependent on the age of the tank. If the tank is nearing the end of its useful life-;about eight to ten years-;it may be more cost effective to replace the entire hot water heater unit.
All Plumbing, Inc. will provide you with a quality water heater repair service in Fairfax, VA and surrounding areas. Visit website for more information about the company and their services.