Portland Plumber: Common Causes of Water Heater Troubles

Not having hot water is an obvious problem, but so is having water that is scalding hot. One of the reasons for this is that the thermostat is set too high. You can try adjusting it and see if that helps. In some instances, lowering the temperature works temporarily, and then it will reset to a high level again.

This is just one problem that water tanks will typically have throughout their life. It would be good for you to be aware of some of the others just in case you recognize them in your water heater. They are:

  1. Having no hot water
  2. Inadequate hot water
  3. Leaky pipe connection
  4. Leaky water storage tank
  5. Rust-colored water
  6. Rotten egg odor
  7. Low rumbling or popping noise
  8. High pitched whining

If you notice any of these problems or have any questions about your water heater, call 3 Mountains Plumbing today.

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