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Water Heater Common Problems

Many homeowners in the Woodlands face common problems with their water heaters. Experts say it always a good idea to contact a plumbing specialist for serious issues. At Red Lion Plumbing we are here to answer your questions, give you tips on how to monitor your water heaters and to provide you sound quality service to customers in the woodlands.


They’re many common issues with a water heater. For example, a water tank can sometimes produce too little hot water.  Generally, raising the temperature to a higher level can solve the problem. You must know where your water heater’s thermostat is located. It is recommended to review the homeowner’s manual before attempting to raise the temperature.  Careful adjustments are recommended. If the temperature is too high it could cause as scalding hazard. If you are unsure, call your local plumber at Red Lion.


Little to no hot water is another common problem homeowners encounter. This generally happens in gas water heaters.  Homeowners notice they’re not receiving any hot water from all of the faucets in their home. Old gas-powered heaters are usually the culprits.  Most likely the problem is a pilot light that has blown out. This can be due to a faulty pilot control valve or thermocouple. Relighting the pilot is relatively easy and the instructions are found in the owner’s operating manual.  If the pilot can’t be relit, then it may be time to replace the heating element.

Whether the problem is with a gas or electric water heater both heating elements should be replaced by a plumbing professional. The job is relatively easy and a professional can get it done efficiently.  Homeowners are not recommended to a do-it-yourself remedy.


Smelly water in also a common problem found in water heaters.  What this usually means is the water heater has become infected with bacteria.  The largest indication of this is a rotten egg type of smell. A homeowner can solve it by flushing the tank and filling with water a hydrogen peroxide. The solution should stay in the tank for about two hours. Afterward, flush the tank with clear water.  If the smell persists, contact your plumbing contractor. They will determine to root of the problem and resolve it.


Other common problems are leaking water heaters and noise coming from them. When a water heater starts to leak, it is a sure indication that it’s time for a new one. Whether the water heater is small or large, if it has a leak, it must be replaced.  Your local Red Lion Plumber has all the answers and solutions. Call Red Lion first.


Last, the problem of the noisy water heater.  This could be a sign of several issues. More often, the water heater has sediment in the bottom and the heating element is burning it.  The answer is draining your water heater and flushing the sediment and reading water. It’s recommended to drain your water heater once a year as a preventative maintenance procedure.  Ideally, calling your local Woodlands plumber at Red Lion for a check up is the easiest way to detect problems. Save your family the inconvenience.


Call your local Woodlands TX Red Lion Plumber

Whether you need a new water heater or check up. Red Lion Plumbing has everything you need to get your home’s plumbing in top shape.  Our plumbing experts are licensed, professional and courteous. We will always provide the most cost-effective solutions to your plumbing issues.



Red Lion Plumbing
14631 Timbergreen Dr
Magnolia, TX 77355
Tel: (281) 259-8117