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A broken water heater is never a fun thing to deal with, and it can make your home miserable. Not only will you not have any hot water, but if not caught in time, you could potentially have a flooding hazard. There’s no need to go without hot water or have water damage in your home. If your water heater is malfunctioning, contact the experts at Albright's. We offer prompt, professional water heater repair and installation services for your home at affordable prices. Our Essex plumbers have years of experience, bonds, and certifications, so you can rest easy knowing you’re in reliable, trustworthy hands.
There are some sure signs to look out for if you believe your water heater is acting up.
- Extreme water temperatures (too hot or freezing cold)
- A sulfuric odor
- Strange noises
- Leaking tank
If you notice any of these, contact us and we’ll resolve the issue quickly and efficiently.
Albright's knows everything about gas and electric water heaters, and we also offer tankless water heater installation services. If you don’t know what type of water heater your home needs, we can help. Our professional technicians can narrow down your choices by determining the size of your home, location and your budget. Whatever your situation, we can get the job done for you.
Call our Essex water heater repair team at (410) 834-0148.
There could be several reasons why your water isn't getting hot. Here are some common issues to check:
- Water Heater Settings: Make sure that the thermostat on your water heater is set to a temperature that you find comfortable. Sometimes it might accidentally get turned down.
- Pilot Light (for Gas Heaters): If you have a gas water heater, the pilot light might be out. Follow the manufacturer's instructions to relight the pilot light. If you're not comfortable doing this, it's best to call a professional.
- Electrical Power (for Electric Heaters): For electric water heaters, check if the circuit breaker or fuse controlling the water heater has tripped. If it has, reset the breaker or replace the fuse.
- Heating Element (for Electric Heaters): Electric water heaters have heating elements that can fail over time. If your water isn't getting hot, a faulty heating element could be the issue. You might need to replace it.
- Sediment Buildup: Over time, minerals and sediment can accumulate at the bottom of the water heater tank. This can insulate the heating element, reducing its efficiency. You may need to flush the tank to remove the sediment.
- Thermostat Issues: If the thermostat is malfunctioning, it might not be accurately controlling the water temperature. A faulty thermostat might need replacement.
- Clogged Pipes: If you have hot water in some faucets but not others, there might be a clog in the pipes leading to certain fixtures. This can reduce water flow and prevent hot water from reaching those faucets.
- Plumbing Issues: There could be leaks or other plumbing issues that are affecting the water flow and preventing hot water from reaching your faucets. Check for leaks and inspect your plumbing system.
- Water Demand: If you're using a lot of hot water simultaneously (e.g., running multiple showers and appliances), the water heater might struggle to keep up with the demand. This can result in lukewarm water.
- System Age and Wear: If your water heater is old or showing signs of wear and tear, it might be less efficient at heating water. In this case, you might need to consider replacing the water heater.
If you've checked these common issues and your water still isn't getting hot, don't wait to call our Essex water heater repair team to diagnose and fix the problem. Working with Albright's ensures that the issue is properly identified and resolved without causing further damage.
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“He was very meticulous solved the problem and then cleaned my system.”Liz B.
“From those answering the phones to their technicians, the service provided is outstanding.”Sam L.
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“I have used Albright for several years with excellent results.”Noel B.
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