Are you looking for reliable water heater repair services in the Delaware and Maryland region? Peninsula repairs gas, electric, and tankless water heaters of every make and model.
Get your hot water back fast! Call Peninsula Plumbing at 302-262-8253 or contact us online today for water heater repair.
Gas Water Heater Repair
There are several run-of-the-mill problems you may encounter with your gas water heater. Here are a few of the most common:
- Not producing hot water – If your gas water heater stops producing hot water, there may be a problem with the pilot light, the pilot control valve, or the gas thermocouple. Peninsula can diagnose the issue.
- The water isn’t hot enough or doesn’t stay hot long enough – You could have gas supply or control problems, or it could be that the tank’s dip tube (which sends cold water to the bottom of the tank) is malfunctioning.
- Water is coming out of the tap “rusty” or cloudy – If you have a glass-lined tank, corrosion may have formed inside it. It may also mean that the anode rod—an aluminum or magnesium rod that slowly dissolves into the tank to prevent corrosion—is failing.
- The water is giving off a foul odor – A “rotten egg” smell is most likely caused by bacteria forming in built-up sediment.
- The water heater is making rumbling or banging noises – Again, excessive sediment buildup is probably the culprit. The bottom of the tank may be overheating, causing the water to boil, which can make loud noises.
- The water heater is leaking – A water leak around the bottom of the heater can indicate that the temperature-and-relief valve may be broken, or there may be a leak from the tank itself or a nearby plumbing connection.
Not sure what the problem is? Contact Peninsula Plumbing for gas water heater repair and we’ll come check it out!
Electric Water Heater Repair
Electric water heaters have problems similar to their gas counterparts, but the causes are sometimes different. Common electric water heater problems include:
- Not producing enough hot water – This is most likely caused by a broken thermostat or upper heating element.
- “Rusty” or discolored water coming from the tap – Corrosion may have formed inside the tank. It may also mean that the anode rod—an aluminum or magnesium rod that slowly dissolves into the tank to prevent corrosion—is failing.
- High-pitched, “whining” noises – This usually means that a layer of scale has built up on electric heating elements.
- Rumbling or banging noises – Excessive sediment buildup is overheating the bottom of the tank, causing the water to boil.
- Producing water with a foul odor – A “rotten egg” smell is most likely caused by bacteria forming in built-up sediment.
- Leaking –The temperature-and-relief valve may be broken, or a leak from the tank itself or a nearby plumbing connection may be the issue.
Contact Peninsula Plumbing for electric water heater repair in Delaware and Maryland.
Tankless Water Heater Repair
Tankless, or “on-demand,” water heaters offer efficiency and compact size. However, they do have their own unique issues. Here are some of the most common tankless water heater problems:
- Mineral buildup – If you have hard water, it may cause calcium mineral buildup in your tankless water heater. After initial repair, we usually recommend installation of a water softener or scale filter to keep buildup at bay.
- Combustion shutdown – Improper installation, or venting tubes that are too long, may result in poor ventilation and a computer-generated shutdown.
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Why Choose Peninsula for Water Heater Repair in Delaware and Maryland?
Peninsula Plumbing has earned a reputation for dependable, quality service among your friends and neighbors in the Delmarva Peninsula. Your comfort and satisfaction is our top priority! Call 302-262-8253 or contact us online today.