Your home's water heater is a silent hard worker. Without its hard work, you would hardly enjoy the hot water running through your home appliances and taps. But just like any household system, they too are susceptible to mechanical problems that may result in total or partial failure. Such problems may vary from water leakage issues to water temperature issues. Let us take a deeper look into some of these issues to properly diagnose and cure the underlying problem. Before attempting to fix some of the highlighted issues, it is always important to consult an expert plumbing and HVAC technician first. Water Heater Leakages Your home’s water heater may experience simple or severe water leakage due to bad plumbing, severe corrosion of the water heater storage tank, defective temperature and pressure relief valve, as well as irregular water pressure. Extremely Hot Water Overly hot water in your home means the heating element’s thermostat is set too high. For optimal water temperature, use the manufacturer pre-set calibrations. At this optimal temperature, the risk of corrosion and mineral accumulation in your water heater storage tank and pipes is reduced. Cold Water When your home’s water is not hot, you may attribute that to a damaged thermostat, faulty heating element, or power outage caused by a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker. Quickly perform a thermostat check, replace any blown fuse, or check the power switches to remedy this issue. Warm Water If you notice your home’s water is not hot enough, then there is definitely a problem. It may result from an undersized water heater compared to heating demand, faulty plumbing connections of hot and cold lines, as well as a damaged thermostat or part of the heating element. Discolored Water This manifests in form of rust-laced water. The underlying cause may be because of a failure of the anode rod, causing rusting of your water heater storage tank. The rust causes the tank’s inner lining to corrode excessively, discoloring the water. Replacing the anode rode or entirely replacing the water heater. Strange Noises This mostly results from excessive scale or sediment buildup around your heating element. Smelly Water If you experience a ‘rotten egg’ smell in your home’s water, it may be due to bacteria-infused sediment buildup inside your water heater storage tank. As the bacteria dies and decays, it releases smelly gases. Call our 24/7 emergency technicians any time you encounter the above water heater issues!