There’s nothing like stepping into the shower only to find out that your water heater is on the fritz. Few things are more frustrating than a water heater problem. In fact, a troublesome water heater can seriously disrupt your household or business. You rely on your water heater to work for you every day.


Our experts at P&D Mechanical in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area can help you get back on track from your water heater woes.


Not Getting Hot Enough

Not getting hot enough is a common problem for water heaters. The water starts off all right, but after a moment or two, it quickly becomes lukewarm. Or worse yet, it never gets past tepid to begin with. There are a number of reasons this can happen, but they usually have to do with the thermostat.


Other reasons your water may not be getting hot enough:

●        Loose wiring

●        Faulty element

●        The temperature outside is too cold

●        The water heater is too small


No Hot Water at All

Another common problem home and business owners face is not being able to get any hot water at all. You should first check to make sure this isn’t simply a matter of the breaker needing to be flipped. This is a common reason for no hot water in a tank. If you have already visited the breaker box with no luck, there are a number of other reasons that could be responsible.


You may need to replace the heating elements. Or perhaps your thermostat’s limit/reset switch may have been tripped or failed entirely.


Water Heater Leak

Water heater leaks can be a hassle, but at least they are easy to identify. A leak near the top of the tank could be due to loose water piping, failure of the T&P valve, or a leaking inlet valve. A leak near the bottom of the tank could be due to condensation. It may also be due to a problem with the T&P valve expelling a small amount of water through the overflow pipe to release excess pressure.


Another common problem that can cause leaking from the bottom of the tank is a leaking electric heating element gasket. Our experts in plumbing work can easily repair any of these problems.


Time for a Water Heater Replacement

Sometimes, a water heater has just hit the end of its lifespan and needs to be replaced. Failing to do so may result in serious damage to your home or business.


Signs your water heater needs to be replaced include:

●        Rusty water

●        Banging sounds, rumbling, or other noise

●        A leak or fracture in the actual tank itself

●        It is more than 10 years old


Water Heater and Plumbing Experts in Minnesota

If you’re having trouble with your water heater, there’s no need to suffer. At P&D Mechanical, we are experts in water heater repair and replacement. We can easily diagnose your water heater problems and get you right back in business with a tankful of perfectly heated water.


For more information, contact us at 763-533-2218, or you can message us on our contact page.

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