Some Common Water Heater Problems And Their Solutions

A water heater is one of the most important appliances in your home but we usually don’t bother to check on it until we have a problem. Most of us don’t notice the maintenance needs of water heaters as long as they are delivering hot water on demand.

Like other home appliances, the test of a water heater (also known as “test av en varmvattenberedare” in the Swedish language) is a must at regular intervals. Water heater problems can occur at any time and generally, we get annoyed due to this. 

It happens especially when we are in a rush or in the middle of the shower. When you know which part of the heater is malfunctioning, problems can be solved easily. Here are some common problems and their solutions:-

  1. When the appliance is being used for a long period of time, water pollutants can be created and make a layer of deposit on the base of its tank. It will decrease the performance of the water heater. 

Solution: Lowering the temperature up to 130 degrees is the best solution to soften the deposited layer so that the heater will work properly.

  1. Heater leakage and very hot water that can damage your skin are the other common problems.

Solution: Examining the pressure valve, if it leaks then change it immediately. The thermostat settings should be adjusted to set the temperature of the heater.

  1. When the heater is being used for a long time, it creates noise that is very irritating.

Solution: Empty its tank, wash it completely. Repair the damaged elements.

So, These are some simple solutions explained above for hot water heater problems. These solutions actually work in difficult times.