There are few things that can ruin your day as fast as a cold shower. Our Boulder water heater repair team can keep this from happening to you with yearly scheduled maintenance. Even if your water heater is only a few years old it is probably in need of service to keep it performing at its peak.
Our Boulder plumbers offer a ten point water heater systems safety and maintenance service that covers the entire hot water system in your home, including:
• T&P Valve
• Sacrificial Anode
• Water Inlet Connection
• Electric Heating Element or Gas Regulator Valve
• External Tank Corrosion Check
• Emergency Shut Off Valve
• Sediment Check and Flush
• Fitting Check and Tightening
• Scale Build Up Check
If you think there may be an issue with your heater, we can help you come to a conclusion in record time.
The majority of hot water heating issues in Boulder come from a faulty thermostat. In most cases a new thermostat is the best option for a fix because once a thermostat fails, even if it is simply a stuck spring mechanism, the chances it will fail again are exponentially higher.
Another common issues we see is poorly maintained systems that have a large sediment build up in the base of the tank. This is usually because the homeowner doesn't realize that it's happening. The sacrificial anode in the tank combines with rust causing elements in the tank water to prevent the interior of the tank from rusting. The solid particles fall from the anode to the bottom of the tank and begin to build up. This is a design feature of most conventional water heaters. Sediment build up can lead to poor water heating in gas units and scale build-up in electrical units. It can also lead to a bacterial colony growing in the sediment causing a rotten egg smell in your water. The best way to combat this is to flush the system at least once a year.
A less common, but potentially deadly problem with conventional water heaters is a stuck T&P valve. This is the temperature and pressure release valve and its job is to prevent the tank from overheating and building up internal pressure which could cause the tank to explode. This is a huge safety concern for your home and family, and the effects can be devastating. At the first sign of a stuck T&P valve, call our team in immediately.
Our Boulder plumbing service has been working on water heaters in the area since we first opened our doors. We've seen every possible problem and now every fix. We are so confident in our ability to handle your problem that we offer a 100% service satisfaction guarantee. Call our Boulder water heater repair team to schedule a maintenance service today and get your water heater back to its old self in no time.