Many homeowners are opting for tankless water heaters due to their high performance and reliability, but what happens when your water heater does not work as it should? There are a few common reasons for tankless water heater repair, and the experts at Metcalf Plumbing are standing by to help you restore your water heater to proper function. In this blog, we will discuss a few of the common issues that necessitate tankless water heater repair for both gas-powered and electric units.
Broken Heating Elements
Tankless water heaters can be powered by either natural gas or electricity. Electric units can experience problems with their heating elements, causing them to fail. Often, a malfunctioning water heater due to a broken heating element can be fixed with relative ease. A plumbing professional will check the circuit breaker, thermostat, and any other wiring to ensure that the heating element is the only faulty part. If this is the case, your plumber can replace the broken heating element and return hot water service to your home.
Do you have hard water? If so, you might be due for tankless water heater repair sooner than you’d think. Like traditional water heaters, tankless water heaters experience reduced function due to the buildup of sediment and scale. In conventional water heaters, these mineral deposits can erode the tank. Although tankless water heaters do not have tanks to erode, these corrosive compounds can build up on heating elements and other parts, causing them to fail or malfunction. If you have had your tankless water heater for a while and your home has hard water, you may want to consider scheduling a visit from a professional plumber to ensure that sediment is not building up on your water heater’s heating elements.
Issues With a Gas Burner
Gas-powered water heaters can malfunction similarly, except instead of electric heating elements, gas heaters use burners. These parts can experience a few different problems, including worn-out thermocouples and dirty burners. Your plumbing professional should inspect your gas water heater carefully to ensure that all repairs related to natural gas are appropriately done.
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Metcalf Plumbing is a customer-focused plumbing contractor serving residential and commercial clients throughout the Catonsville, Ellicott City and surrounding areas. From water heater installation, sump pump installation and repair to water and sewer line replacement, Metcalf Plumbing is a trusted resource to call on when you need help with your plumbing services. We are not commission-based and we provide honest, upfront costs with a thorough inspection of your system and suggested next steps. Our trained and courteous technicians are standing by to provide quality comfort at competitive prices. You can call us at 410-242-311 and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!