A good idea of the various parts of the Denver water heater, whether it is gas or electric, will allow you to understand whether the issue can be fixed by a quick DIY solution, or whether you need to call in the experts. The basic idea is to eliminate from a list, the most severe problems that may be affecting the water heater, by testing it in order. Once you zero in on the problem, by eliminating all the other possible causes, you will be aware of whether you can handle the issue yourself, or need to call someone to work on it.
Problems with the water that comes out
Sometimes the water that has been heated will not run clear and there may be sediments in it. The water may have a discharge or brown color, or it may even smell different. In this case, you have to analyze whether the problem is with the water supply, with the water tank, or the heater.
In areas where hard water is used, sedimentation occurs over time and this builds up in the tank. As a result, the line may become clogged and the force of water reduces. In such a case, it may be necessary to eliminate the build-up from within the tank to obtain the water at the required pressure.
When the water is not clear and has deposits in it, and this is not a regular feature, you have to pay attention to the supply. Is the water that comes into the tank the same way, or does it take on this milkiness after it runs through the heater? If the problem is with the water supply, refrain from using the water heater till the water is cleaned and free of sediments and dirt. Else, the entire operation of the water heater may be affected adversely.
Water with foul odor may be the result of a dirty tank that has bacterial build up in it, or can also be caused by rust and sediments. In either case, the tank will have to be cleaned well.
Problems with the faucet or valve
If your water heater suddenly dies on you, one thing you should immediately pay attention to is the water that reaches it through the connection faucet. If the water that comes out of the tap is at a low presser, apart from the likelihood that the faucet is blocked by sediment, it is also possible that the water heater dip tube is clogged. It is also possible that the supply pressure is low. In either case, you should check at the input to ensure that the water supply isn’t low in pressure, and that is what is causing the issue.
Apart from the input valve, a hot water faucet also has a relief valve in the hot water heaters Denver. You may sometimes notice that the relief valve is leaking, and water trickles out of it. This is usually caused when the water pressure is too high. If the water is too hot, even at a low setting, you would have to refer to the specific manual of the device to understand the problem. It is always recommended that you only handle a water heater issue by yourself, if it is limited to the external components and the pipe lines. Remember that water heaters operate under high pressure and have associated risks with it. For no reason, whatsoever, should you open the water heater casing. This should only be done by a trained professional. If you do not know what the problem is, the best approach is to shut it down, contact an efficient repair company and ask them to assist you in repairing the gas water heaters. This is the safest approach, and you can be assured that you will not do any further damage to the device by tampering with it without proper knowledge.