At bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of Richmond, VA, we know that your water heater may sometimes require repairs or replacement. Whether a faulty part or sediment buildup has compromised your unit, our experts can provide a solution. Our certified and licensed plumbers deal with the exact same issues you may be facing daily, and all that expertise works in your favor when you call us for help.
Schedule routine maintenance for your water heater to avoid involuntary cold showers and dishwater and stay proactive to prolong the lifespan of your water heater. We can schedule an appointment today to ensure your unit has no defects that could lead to flooding or scalding water.
If you’re not an experienced plumber, it may not be the best idea to install your own water heater. You need electrical and plumbing expertise to complete the job correctly. What are the benefits of professional installation? Our pro will test the unit to ensure there’s no leak and that the unit is running at peak efficiency.
Having a broken water heater can be a major inconvenience. There are many reasons water heaters require repairs, ranging from mechanical failure to external influences. Let’s look at some of the top problems we’ve seen among our customers in Richmond, VA.
If your electric water heater is not making hot water, it may be a blown fuse or tripped breaker. Some electric water heaters have a safety switch near the thermostat. Sometimes, the solution is as simple as flipping the circuit breaker or unplugging a faulty power cord. For gas water heaters you can check to make sure that you aren’t out of gas. When you do need help, call bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of Richmond, VA.
Issues with the thermostat can be hard to detect. Thermostats are usually not prone to failure. However, if your water heater isn’t working, start by testing the thermostat. The procedure for doing so depends on what type of thermostat you have. If the manual isn’t clear or you have problems checking it, give us a call right away. The reset button prevents the water from rising above 180 degrees. If the switch continually pops, your water probably exceeds 180 degrees, and you may have a faulty thermostat
For gas water heaters, a thermopile or thermocouple keeps the pilot light lit. In return, the pilot light keeps the thermocouple or thermopile hot. This creates an electrical current that keeps the gas valve open. However, if the pilot light dies, the gas valve closes so that gas can’t reach the burners. There are other reasons why the pilot light can go out. A strong draft or disruption and gas service will extinguish the pilot light too. Our versatile plumbing professionals can troubleshoot problems with the pilot light and get your water heater working again.
If you have a gas hot water heater, the electronic ignition system is typically safe and reliable. These systems use solid-state circuits to control ignition and maintenance on your unit. Electronic ignition systems do not use a thermocouple or thermopile to create the pilot light. Instead, a sensor measures voltage. When the flame sensor is clogged, the electronic-control sensor cannot function properly. We can clean the sensor to restore reliable functionality.
The TPR valve relieves pressure when the water temperature in the tank overheats. If this valve fails, the water heater may explode like a bomb, endangering your property and safety. A leaking TPR valve should be replaced immediately. Never cap off the TPR valve because this causes dangerous pressure rises. If you suspect that your TPR value has malfunctioned, don’t attempt to fix it yourself. Call a bluefrog Plumbing + Drain water heater technician to solve the problem.
When your water heater stops working, you may experience a complete or partial drop in water pressure. This could be caused by several issues. First, the TPR valve opens when the water temperature is too high. Also, the water heater inlet may be connected to the water supply line with no safety valve. The municipal water supply may have also risen above the TPR valve setting. By installing an expansion tank, we can help solve problems arising from water supply pressure.
Here are additional suspects that could cause low water pressure:
We can flush the TPR valve to see if that solves the problem. Otherwise, it may need to be replaced.
Loose fittings can cause water leaks. If you notice that water is seeping around bolts, they probably just need to be tightened. However, if the water is leaking from the bottom of the tank, you probably have to replace the tank or the gasket.
Water heater repairs can be very tricky, and the stakes are very high. Avoid scalding and other injuries by calling a professional plumber. If your water tank bursts, it can also do severe structural damage to your home or business.
Contact bluefrog Plumbing + Drain today for all your plumbing needs in Richmond, VA. You can also rely on our well-trained experts to restore functionality through drain cleaning, pipe replacement, and repairs for drips, leaks and other plumbing system shenanigans.
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I had Patrick with Blue Frog Plumbing out to my house today and he was wonderful. I had a problem with low water pressure and two other plumbing companies could not figure it out. Patrick has 30 years of experience and was able to fix our problem. Blue Frog has my business from now on. Thank you.
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Patrick was wonderful! I had him come address a few issues, including my master bathroom shower water pressure. The water pressure has been so low for years that I had been using the guest bathroom. After Patrick finished his repairs, my master shower had better water pressure than before! I finally have my master bathroom back! Thank you!
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