Who Should I Call to Fix My Water Heater?

We understand how inconvenient it is to experience water heater problems. You rely on your water heater for many daily tasks like washing dishes and taking warm showers. No one likes to get a chilly surprise when they are halfway through their shower. If you are experiencing difficulties with your water heater, you know that they are no fun.

You may be wondering who to call for water heater repairs. You had a plumber install your water heater, but its runs on electricity. If you are feeling lost and frustrated, we are here to assist you by giving you information you can trust.

The short answer is that different issues require different expertise. Generally, you should call a licensed and qualified plumber. However, if you have an electrical problem, you may need to call an electrician. If this answer didn’t help you, we understand that it is confusing. Stith Plumbing & HVAC is here to shed some light on the matter. 

When to Call an Electrician

There are times when a plumber won’t be able to fix your water heater problems. Most of the time, this is because your water heater is causing problems for your electrical system. If you experience the following problems, you should contact a certified electrician:

  • Circuit breakers trip when your hot water heater goes on
  • Overheated or blown water heater fuse box
  • The water heater has loose wiring in the system 
  • Burning smell near the geyser 

It is also possible that you have an electrical problem in your home that is causing your water heater to malfunction. This warrants a phone call to your local electrician. 

When to Call a Plumber

  • Odd whistling noise coming from your hot water heater 
  • Rusty or discolored water coming from your water heater
  • Decreased hot water pressure
  • No hot water comes out when you open your faucet
  • The pilot light keeps going off (for gas water heaters)
  • Leaks in or around your water heater

Most water heater problems can only be fixed by a plumber. Any plumber that is licensed and qualified should be able to fix your water heater. If it is not clear when to call an electrician or plumber, contact Stith Plumbing & HVAC. We will inspect your water heater and tell you who to contact. Trust us to get your water heater the best service in Springdale!

When to Call for Water Heater Repairs

Most homeowners don’t notice when their water heaters start acting up until the problem is extreme, and you end up having a cold shower. To avoid this unpleasant shock, keep an eye out for some noticeable problems.

Water Temperature Fluctuations 

If your water temperature keeps changing even if you haven’t physically changed it. This tends to happen when there is a build-up of mineral deposits around the heating element. This can be dangerous if the water suddenly reaches a scorching temperature. Call a Springdale plumber immediately if you have this problem.

Reduced Hot Water Pressure

Once again, mineral deposits can cluster around your heating element and lower the pressure of your hot water. The accumulation ends up blocking your pipes and preventing hot water from flowing into your tap. 

Hot Water Leaking

Not all leaks are noticeable. You may need to inspect your water heater for small drops of water trickling down the sides. Even if the leak is small and seemingly insignificant, you should call for water heater repairs. Tiny leaks can do serious damage to your property. Get your water inspected for leaks regularly.

Murky Water with an Unpleasant Smell

These unwelcomed mineral deposits can even cause your water to release a strange odor and change color. Do not drink this water or use it for cooking food. These minerals can also cause further damage to your water heater. Call us today for water heater repairs.

Strange Noises Coming from the Water Heater

It’s normal for there to be some noise coming from your water heater. However, if it gets louder and more frequent, it is a sign that you need repairs. This is also a result of minerals clogging your heating components. The noise you hear is probably the minerals bouncing around when your water boils. This can also lead to punctures and leaks in your water heater.

Rusty Water

Rusty water coming from both your cold and hot water taps is a sign that your water pipes are rusted. However, if only your hot water has a rusty color, you should get your hot water heater inspected. The rust may be from the metal pole inside your water heater. Regular maintenance can prevent this problem.

Lukewarm Water

If you have recently left your home for a vacation, you may have set your water heater to vacation mode to save energy. It may still be in this setting. If you checked your settings and the problem persists, you should call for water heater repairs. This is a problem that requires professional help. One of your heating elements may have stopped working. This means that only one element is heating your water, which is why it is lukewarm.

Hot Water Keeps Finishing

Another sign that you have a problematic element or burner is when your water heater runs out of hot water quicker than normal. This can be inconvenient and cut your showers short. Let Stith Plumbing & HVAC inspect your elements and provide a solution.

It’s Been over a Year Since Your Last Repair

Water heaters need regular maintenance, so if you haven’t had your services for over a year, you should schedule one soon. Poorly maintained water heaters will lead to costly repairs and replacements.

Contact us for Reliable Plumbing Services in Springdale

Now that you know who to call for hot water heater repairs, we look forward to helping you with your water heater problems. We have years of plumbing experience, so you know that you are getting quality repairs. 

For more information on our water heater repair services, contact us at (479) 751-9691 or schedule an appointment online.