Common Water Heater ProblemsNo hot water?

Is your water running cold? Is your water heater making weird noises or leaking? Depending on the kind of water heater you have, you can experience different problems. Our trusted technicians are here to help with any issues that may arise with your water heater. If you notice any leaking — or that your water heater isn’t providing your and your family hot water — call us 24/7. We can inspect your water heater and advise whether a repair is necessary, or if it is beneficial or more cost-effective to replace it. If you do need a replacement water heater, we’ll provide you with a quote.

Here are some common problems that might arise with your water heater that you should look out for.

Faulty gas valve (gas water heaters)

A gas valve controls the amount of gas pressure needed to heat the water heater. If you have a gas water heater and aren’t getting hot water, there is a good chance it could be the gas valve.

Bad heating element (electric water heaters)

A common problem with electric water heaters is that the heating element is defective or has failed. As the heating element is the primary source of heat for the water, this will lead to unheated water in your home.

Leaking water heater – bad pressure relief valve

A pressure relief valve is a safety device that is meant to relieve pressure if there is too much pressure in your water heater. For example, If the water heater overheats and causes pressure in the tank, the valve will release water from the tank. If your water heater is leaking, this could be a sign that your pressure relief valve isn’t working properly. If this is the case, you most likely require a replacement water heater as this tends to cause damages that are beyond a simple repair. Our technicians will diagnose the situation with your water heater and give you the best, most cost-effective advice on whether to repair or replace.

Strange noises from your water heater

Hearing a popping noise coming from your water heater? Another issue that you might have is sediment buildup in the bottom of your water heater. This is common in all water heaters. Over time, as the water heats up, sediment particles fall to the bottom of the water tank.

This is why we recommend to flush your water heater at least once a year to help reduce the amount of sediment that settles.

Call Absolute Comfort for water heater replacement or service

Don’t go another day without a properly working water heater! Our service technicians offer a wide range of services for your water heater, including maintenance, repair and replacement with a full 1 year warranty on the work completed. Call us at 815-893-9276 or contact us online for worry free service and satisfaction guaranteed!