Water heater repair Idaho Falls – Guide

The most common problems one encounters with water heating devices are rotten egg odor, rust colored water, no hot water, a popping noise, or a leak around the base of a heater. The first impulse you might have is to call a repair person. But before you do that, consider these few water heater repair tips that may save you a few bucks. Find expert advice about water heater repair Idaho Falls read here

Before venturing to repair the heater, make sure to follow a few safety precautions like turning off power to an electric water heating device. This is done by turning off the circuit breaker or fuse that powers the heating device. If you use a gas-fired tank less water heater, turn the gas pilot control valve to “pilot” setting. And most importantly shut off the power supply of the water heater.

If you have a gas type tank heater and the it makes a popping noise, this could be sediments in the tank, or low water pressure which results in spot boiling. This may not actually be huge a problem. But is there is not enough hot water, check the thermostat, it might have been set to low, you only have to increase temperature. It is also possible that there is a lime or sediment in the tank so what you need to do is to drain the sediment. When the valve is leaking, the water pressure might be too high, so you use a pressure reducing valve or better yet, replace the valve.

With electric water heating devices, odors might be caused by bacteria so you might need to change the anode. If noise occurs, it could be low water pressure or the voltage exceeds heating elements’ rating so adjust accordingly. If there is no liquid, the first thing to do is check the check fuse box. This could also be caused by the thermostat or the heating element, either way it would need a replacement.