We rely on our water heaters all the time. Whether you are taking a shower, washing your laundry or doing your dishes –you need your water heater to work. Certain issues can easily be fixed, but there are several signs that you need to replace your water heater. The following is a list of common issues that may happen to your water heater in Mokena, and whether or not those issues can be repaired:
- Minerals can and will react with the steel in your water heater, which can start to corrode your tank. If you noticed that your water heater has sprung a leak, you should know that getting a repair probably isn’t an option.
- The life expectancy of a typical water heater is around eight to twelve years. If your water heater is more than ten years old and it is working erratically or not at all, it needs to be replaced.
- If you aren’t getting any hot water. You could have a faulty gas pilot, gas thermocouple or gas pilot control valve. Each of these issues can be easily repaired.
- Your water is rust colored. This is probably due to corrosion inside your tank or a failed anode rode. The anode rod should be replaced by a magnesium anode rod. If corrosion is the cause of the rust colored water, your water heater will need to be replaced.
- Is your hot water heater in Mokena giving off a smell of rotten eggs. There could be bacteria in the sediment of your tank. The first thing that you should do if this occurs is flush the tank out.