Not all problems about your water heater calls for a total replacement. Sometimes, all you need to do is to learn more about how these things work so you can easily find the problem and fix it. Some of its common problems need minimal work and adjustment. Through this article, you will learn quick solutions to fix water heater installed in your home.
Problem no. 1: No hot water. If you have a gas water heater, check the pilot light. If it is on, then the thermocouple may need replacement. If not, then the pilot control valve is faulty. For an electric type of water heater, you may need to replace the thermostat or the upper electric heating element. Problem no. 2: Odd smelling water. When this happens, it is most likely that a bacterial infection happened inside your tank. Flush out the water inside your tank and fill it with hydrogen peroxide solution (3% for 2 pints of you have a 40 gallon water tank) and let it sit for 2 hours. Problem no. 3: Brownish or rust colored water. When your see a rusty colored hue on your water, it is time to replace the anode rod of your tank.