There are few more unpleasant daily inconveniences you may encounter in your home than to discover that you have insufficient hot water for your morning shower. Loss of hot water to your household will cause numerous problems, making normal tasks like cooking and cleaning difficult and sometimes impossible.
You need to call professional water heater technicians whenever your hot water supply appears to be in jeopardy. It is a simple task to find excellent water heater repair in Dunstable, MA and the surrounding areas: just call Basnett Plumbing & Heating and we will send one of our trained and experienced repair technicians to take care of your troubled water heater.
Some common water heater repairs you may need
Although water heater manufacturers build their products to last, they cannot make a water heater that is 100% malfunction-proof. Here are repairs that water heaters need the most often and that our technicians can handle for you.
- Replacing a broken dip tube: The dip tube carries fresh water into the water heater tank and deposits it at the bottom of the tank near the heat exchanger or heating elements. If the dip tube breaks, it will begin to leave the cold water the top of the tank, where it mixes with the heated water and ends up pumped out of the tank. This is the most frequent cause for losing the normal volume of hot water people you from the water heater. Technicians will replace the dip tube to restore normal operation.
- Repairing the pump: The main mechanical part in a water heater is the pump that moves the heated water out of the tank and into the hot water pipes. The pump can wear down and eventually cease working, which will mean no hot water at all to your home. Regular maintenance will help prevent emergency pump repair issues.
- Flushing the tank: The tank of the water heater can pick up minerals and other deposits from the municipal water supply, which will start to gather at the bottom of the tank. If this accumulation continues, it can lead to the tank overheating and contamination of the water supply, or even corrosion. Technicians will flush out the tank to reduce these dangers. They will sometimes do this as part of regular maintenance.
- Fixing leaks: Leaking pipes are one of the most common troubles for water heaters (as well as any part of a plumbing system). There are various causes for leaking to start—corrosion, high water pressure, poor soldering—and the repair technicians will track down the cause and provide the long-term solution.
Only call for professionals when you need water heater repair in Dunstable, MA or other parts of MetroWest.
You can depend on Basnett Plumbing & Heating for high quality service. We also offer regular maintenance that will help keep emergency repair calls out of your future.