Reasons Why Your Water Heater is Malfunctioning

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A water heater can malfunction for a variety of reasons. In this blog, we will discuss common reasons why your water heater isn’t functioning properly, as well as when to call your trusted plumber in Chula Vista, CA for help. 

Limescale Is Building Up

It’s common knowledge that California has hard water. The thing is, mineral deposits from the hard water can build up inside your water heater, rendering the unit slow and inefficient. The buildup can even end up clogging your entire plumbing system.

The Thermostat Is Not Working Properly

The problem may be caused by the thermostat instead of the water heater itself. Our plumbing company can check your thermostat to determine the actual problem. If your water heater is not working properly only due to a faulty thermostat, then the water heater itself might not need to be replaced.

There Isn’t Any Power Or Gas

You may need to check the water heater’s power source. If your water heater runs on gas, then it may not have enough gas. An electric water heater may have a faulty power cord. It is also important to note that some electric water heaters have a circuit-style safety switch. If the power source is not the cause of the water heater problem, then it is time for you to call a professional who can perform plumbing repairs.

Loss of Water Pressure

If the water pressure is too high or too low, then your water heater will not be able to function the way that it should. This problem may be caused by faulty TRP valve. It can also be caused by other plumbing issues. Low water pressure may be a sign of a clog, while uncharacteristically high water pressure can be considered an emergency plumbing issue because it can lead to a burst pipe. 

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