If your water heater isn’t heating water, the first thing you should do is to check the pilot light. You can do this yourself for a very small cost. Before you try this, however, you must follow the manufacturer’s safety instructions, as gas water heaters are very dangerous. When you check the pilot light, you will notice thermocouples and gas control valves. If one of these components is out, the next step is to replace the gas valve.
If you notice that the temperature of your water is fluctuating, this is an indication that there is a problem with your water heater. If this happens, it’s time to call a professional plumber. If you’re not sure what the problem is, you can check for it yourself. If your unit is relatively new, it may only require a minor repair. If it’s old, you’ll have to replace it, which will save you money and stress.
Another common issue is the discoloration of water. If you’ve noticed that your water is discolored or smells, you may have an underlying problem. The discoloration and odor could be caused by a different source of water, such as the well or the tap. If your water isn’t discolored or smelly, it’s worth trying a whole-house filter, which is usually a simple $20 fix.
The BEST thing to do is have one of our water heater repair specialists in Phoenix, AZ at Ben Franklin Plumbing AZ help you and diagnose the issue.