What to Expect from Water Heater Repair Services

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February 8, 2023

What to Expect from Water Heater Repair Services

The water heater in your home is one of the most critical components of its daily function. With an optimally working water heater, your home can enjoy hot showers on the coldest winter days. Unfortunately, as a water heater ages, it may develop problems. Lack of maintenance can also cause water heater problems. Regardless of the water heater problem you are grappling with, when you’re having troubles, call the trusted team at Small Jobs Plumbing, Inc.

Our team of reliable water heater services specialists have years of experience providing Rohnert Park and the surrounding areas with both gas and electric water heater services. Here are some common problems a water heater service in Rohnert Park can resolve.

Water Temperature Problems

Some causes of water temperature problems include a faulty thermostat or heating element, crossed hot and cold heating connections, and incorrect thermostat settings. If your water is warm, cold, or too hot, your plumber can perform a comprehensive inspection to get to the root cause of the problem and address it before things go south.


Water heater leaks are caused by a faulty valve, improper water pressure, a bad gasket, or many other errors. If your water heater leaks, your plumber will check and tighten the heating element bolts. They will also check for leaks around the storage tank and fix them. If neither of these standard solutions fixes the leak, our team of experts can provide further inspections to ensure finding the right solution.

Discolored Water

Rust-colored water can be a sign of corrosion in the inner lining of the tank, which is often caused by a malfunctioning anode rod. A plumber can help you decide whether replacing the anode rod will resolve the issue. If not, consider replacing the entire water heater.

Odd Noises

Sediment accumulation is a common cause of odd water heater noises. To address this issue, your plumber will flush the water heater. However, if the problem persists, they may recommend replacing the water heater.

Water Heater Maintenance

They say prevention is better than cure. So, why wait for your water heater to fail and then fix it when you can prevent problems in the first place?

Like every other household appliance, your water heater needs regular maintenance. Periodic water heater maintenance addresses current problems before they snowball into crises and prevents future problems. A trained, experienced plumber knows the ins and outs of maintaining water heaters.

During maintenance sessions, your plumber will:

  • Visually inspects your water heater for leaks, loose screws, nuts and bolts, and signs of rust or corrosion. They also check the gasket to see if they’re too old or have become damaged.
  • Flushes the water heater to remove sediment from its tank.
  • Checks the pressure relief valve to make sure it is working correctly.
  • Inspects the anode rod and replace it if it is on its last legs or has become damaged and is beyond saving.

Whether you want a new water heater installed or an existing one maintained, Small Jobs Plumbing, Inc. can help. Our plumbing technicians have an unparalleled ability to tailor plumbing solutions to meet unique customer needs. To request a quote, call 707-908-8003.

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