There are few things more disruptive to your daily routine than the sudden failure of a hot water heater. Whether it be in the middle of your morning shower, while your trying to get chores done while the children are out, or in the middle of the night, the team here at Turbo Plumbing & Rooter has you covered! We are proud to offer fast, affordable, & reliable, 24/7 water heater repair in Granada Hills, Northridge, Chatsworth, Porter Ranch, and the entire San Fernando Valley. Whether you are dealing with a minor issue like a pilot light that has gone out, or a large scale problem that you cannot self diagnose, we have the tools & experience to get your water heater working again.
Our local Granada Hills plumbers can help you with the following common water heater repairs:
What Causes a Sudden Lack of Hot Water?
One of the most common issues we receive calls about in regards to hot water heaters is a sudden lack of hot water. For gas fed units this typically means a pilot light has gone out and needs to be re-lit. Many homeowners know this and will try to relight their pilot light before giving us a call. When a pilot light will not stay lit, it is likely that there is an issue with either the control thermostat or the thermocouple.
Gas Water Heaters
The control thermostat is first thing we will examine upon arriving at your home and confirming that the pilot light on your gas water heater will not stay lit. Part of the gas valve assembly, the control thermostat is equipped with a dial and a probe to adjust and measure the water temperature inside the tank. Subsequently the gas supply to the pilot is also controlled by this valve. If we determine that the thermocouple is ok and functioning normally, then it is likely that the thermostatic control valve will need to be replaced. We can provide a free estimate for the replacement of this valve once we examine the unit and confirm the issue.
Another possible culprit is a defective thermocouple. The thermocouple is responsible for sending a small voltage to the gas valve to keep enough gas flowing to the pilot to keep it lit. The pilot light is then responsible for lighting the main burner. No pilot light means no main burner and no hot water. If the thermocouple is the issue, it will not be able to sense the flame and the gas valve will not receive the proper voltage signal necessary to keep gas flowing into the pilot assembly. To accurately test a thermocouple specialized equipment is usually needed. However, an experienced water heater expert can troubleshoot a broken thermocouple in a matter of minutes. From there a recommendation for thermocouple replacement, and pricing can be provided, free of charge.
Electric Water Heaters
There are a number of reasons why an electric water heater may fail to heat water properly. However, it typically comes to one of two common issues. Either the there has been some sort of interruption on the power supply to the water heater like a flipped breaker, or there is a problem with the controls or heating elements. The first thing we do upon arriving at your home is ensure that electricity is indeed being delivered to the unit. This entails examining whether a fuse has blown, a circuit breaker has flipped, or if the unit has somehow become disconnected from your home’s power supply. We will also check on the high temperature cut off. Every electric water heater is equipped with a panel that can be opened to access a reset button. If you locate and open the panel you will reveal the reset button for your unit. If you press the button and it does not make a clicking noise, or if there is still no power even after you press the button, it is highly likely that your high-temp cutoff is defective. It is recommened at this point that you call an electric water heater repair company.
Whether your home is equipped with a gas or electric water heater we can help! Give us a call today for fast, affordable, and reliable water heater repair service in Granada Hills California. We are standing by ready to serve you! Remember the call is free and the estimate is always free with Turbo Plumbing & Rooter!
Is Your Water Heater Leaking?
A hot water heater can leak water for a couple of reasons. It could have a loose connection that is allowing water to seep out of the unit slowly over time. This can be easily remedied by locating the loose connection and tightening it. However, a water heater that is leaking from the base due to a rotted out or deteriorated tank is a much more serious issue. In most cases a leaking unit will require replacement. Reach out to the most trusted source of water heater repair in Granada Hills, CA to get your water heater back on track. Will restore the hot water supply to your home and get you back to normal, today!
When we are called out to repair a leaking water heater we must first find the source of the issue. To locate the source it is helpful to understand the factors that contribute to a leak in the first place:
- Over time, rust can eat away at and deteriorate the tank of the water heater.
- If your tank has exploded or burst open resulting in flooding, it is likely the pressure was far too high.
- Every standard water heater is equipped with a drain valve that allows you to drain water from the tank when necessary. Checking the valve to ensure it is properly tightened and not broken is standard operating procedure.
If the source of your water heater’s leak is not overt and you need help locating the issue, call us for an expert diagnosis and repair. We will show up to your home, evaluate your unit, and recommend the most cost-effective repair options, free of charge. It’s part of our free water heater repair estimates service! We know that dealing with a sudden water heater failure is stressful enough without having to worry about being “sold” services you don’t need by dishonest plumbers.
Call on Turbo Plumbing & Rooter and receive your free, no-hassle estimate for water heater repair in Granada Hills today. We are standing by ready to serve you!
Foul Smelling Hot Water
If the water flowing from the faucets in your home is odd or foul smelling the source is likely your home’s hot water heater. Your hot water heater is actually equipped with a component called an ‘anode rod’ specifically designed to attract corrosive agents that are responsible for these smells. When anode rods become overly corroded there can sometimes be a reaction between the rod and sulfate in the water supply leading to smelly water. Depending on the size and quality of your homes water heater, it may actually have more than one anode rod. It is a good idea and part of a proper water heater maintenance service to check and replace the anode rod(s) in periodically to prevent smelly water and ensure the longevity of a unit.
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