Not everyone has the luxury of hiring a professional to handle every problem around the house. However, certain water heater problems should only be handled by a professional to ensure quality and safety. Here are a few things you can absolutely take of yourself – and other ones that may require you to call for help.
Water Heater Problem: Dealing With Hot Water Issues
Expecting your water to be hot enough for a shower isn’t too much to ask, but occasionally it might require a bit of work. Not having the right temperature coming from your taps could be as simple as addressing a tripped circuit breaker by checking your breaker box. Other times it could mean there is an issue with your thermostat.
Another water heater problem regarding hot water is when you don’t seem to have enough of it. If this is an issue in the winter, it’s not that uncommon, and there is something you can do about it. Behind an access panel along the side of the tank should be a thermostat. You can raise it a couple degrees to accommodate for those colder months where the average hot water temperature isn’t enough to get you a warm enough shower. If your water is too hot, simply find the thermostat and lower it a few degrees. Again though, if this isn’t the case, you may be dealing with a faulty thermostat that would require replacement by a professional.
Water Heater Problem: Noises
Hearing noises from your water heater shouldn’t be cause for alarm – but it does require your attention. Usually clanking, banging and other odd sounds indicate a buildup of sediment in the tank itself. One way to deal with this issue would be to try and flush the tank out – which can be explained by any hardware store or YouTube video. If you’re not the do-it-yourself type, don’t worry. Just call a professional to take a look. When it comes to your HVAC, better safe than sorry.
Novel Care Can Help With Water Heater Problems
After answering countless calls over the past 35 years in Toronto and the GTA, rest assured our team can help. We’ve seen, repaired and installed every model of water heater and addressed every issue our customers had. Whether it was a tank bursting in the middle of the night or just an overly cautious courtesy call, Novel Care is always available to help. Just call 647 243 3571 and our team will be there to walk you through any issues or dispatch someone within hours to handle an emergency. At Novel Care, our customers always come first, so give us a call.