posted on 19 May 2017

Water Heater Problems

Problems can arise every once in a while even in the best water heaters on the market. This is because a water heater is built in a very complex manner. However, a minor issue does not mean that you have to call a water heater technician right away. You can try to remedy the problem yourself, and to help you do so, First Priority has prepared a list of common water heater problems that owners are likely to run across. First Priority is an appliance servicer in Cibolo, Texas.

Condensation In Blower
This might be because the fans are actually pulling the condensation in the blower. Try turning the temperature up, as it will probably help the leftover condensation to evaporate.


Strange Noises
This is likely caused by two things: the leftover sediments being burned away by the heat or the heating element reaching the end of its useful life. The latter reason justifies the importance of performing checkup maintenances every once in a while to avoid bad surprises.


Water Heater Will Not Start
Proceed cautiously in this case. In the case where the heater you have is relatively new, give a ring to the company right away. It will be covered by the guarantee, and it's honestly not worth the hassle, as this can be a serious problem. If your model is older, be very careful as gas may be leaking in your house, causing a fireball when and if the spark finally works. If you smell any gas odor, phone a technician right away. If not, wait a few minutes for the gas to dissipate and try it again. If it still doesn't work, get a technician to your house.


Light Goes Out
This is almost always due to a faulty part in your machine. Just go to a store that sells water heater parts with the specifics of your model and you can probably replace it for a few bucks. 


Other issues may arise in your water heater. When it doubt, it is always best to seek professional assistance. If you are in need of a water heater technician in the San Antonio area in Texas, be sure to give us a call, and we will get someone over there quickly to look at the situation.