Troubleshooting Your Water Heater
When your hot water disappears, it’s definitely time to get your water heater looked at. If this happens to you, call us at Cardinal and we’ll send someone out to fix the problem. Sometimes, though, it can be hard to tell if your water heater has a problem or if you’re just imagining things. If you’re not sure what to do next, run through this list. Then, if you need to, give us a call.
Signs Your Water Heater Needs Repair
When you’re assessing whether your water heater needs a visit from a professional plumber in Madison WI, consider these things.
- Is your water the right temperature? A broken water heater can make your water too hot, though it’s more common for you to feel like it is too cold. Lukewarm water, or water that is warm but not hot enough, can indicate a problem with your unit. Before you call us, though, adjust the temperature dial on the heater. Wait a few minutes, then check your water again. If it’s still the wrong temperature, you need a plumber.
- Do you have enough hot water? Can you take a shower? What if you’re running your dishwasher and your washing machine at the same time? Sometimes, the problem here is a water heater that’s too small. If this is the case for you, we can install a larger one for you. However, your heater may just need a repair. We’ll be happy to take a look and let you know.
- Has the amount of hot water you have changed recently? When there’s a problem with the water heater, many people find that, suddenly, they have less hot water than they are used to. It might go out in the middle of a shower or halfway through doing the dishes. We can fix this problem, so give us a call.
- Do you have pools of water around your heater? If this is you, give us a call right away. Water pooling around a water heater usually means that there is a seal or a valve that has broken. Sometimes, these problems get worse as time passes. Avoid serious water damage by having your heater looked at soon.
Fixing Your Water Heater Problems
If your Madison, WI water heater needs some professional attention, we’ll come look at it as soon as possible, at a time that’s convenient for you. We’ll figure out what is going wrong and what it will take to fix the problem.
Many times, we’ll just need a part to repair your broken, malfunctioning water heater. Sometimes, though, it is more cost efficient to simply replace the unit. If this is the case for you, we will work with you to find a new water heater that fits your budget and will work well in your home. Once you approve a heater, we’ll order it and get it installed for you. You won’t have to worry about anything, because we will stay until you’re fully satisfied with our work. Let us worry about it so you don’t have to!