Tankless water heaters offer you a lot of advantages in terms of size, efficiency, longevity, and more. However, like standard water heaters, they occasionally do need to be repaired by a professional plumber. That’s one of the reasons why King offers tankless water heater repair in Chicago. We’re your go-to team for Chicagoland plumbing services, and we offer free VIP plumbing inspections.
If you’re noticing any of the following signs coming from your tankless water heater or your home, you need to call us right away for plumbing service.
Here are the signs you need tankless water heater repair in Chicago
1. It’s making strange or unusual noises
When your tankless water heater is working properly, its operation should be nearly soundless. In contrast, strange noises like hisses, groans, or gurgles are indications that it is malfunctioning. Before calling a repair professional, turn off the water heater. You don’t want the problem to get worse while we’re driving to your home.
2. You’re getting insufficient or inconsistent heating
Your water heater may provide hot water as expected one minute and then cold water the next. Conversely, your water heater may consistently provide water that is lukewarm, rather than hot. Either issue is cause for concern: tankless water heaters heat water as it’s needed in your home, and should be able to meet most of your hot water needs.
3. There’s low water flow
When the flow of water is reduced, it may be a sign of mineral build up inside your water heater. If you already know that your area has hard water, it should be easy to pinpoint the cause. Removing the buildup, however, can be a much more difficult matter and should be handled by a professional.
4. You experience a sudden lack of hot water
When this happens, it usually means that the computer system that runs your tankless water heater has shut it down as a safety precaution due to the detection of a possible problem, such as a buildup of exhaust gases. This happens when gas venting somehow becomes restricted.
5. Your appliances stop working
Appliances that use hot water, such as the dishwasher or washing machine, may not operate properly if they are not receiving a sufficient supply due to a malfunctioning tankless heater. You can attempt the tedious process of adjusting the water temperature manually, but that may only be a temporary solution.
6. Your water heater is leaking
It is rare for a tankless water heater to leak, since there is no tank that can become corroded. However, if you do notice a leak, call a plumber right away, as this is a sign that your water heater needs immediate service and repairs.
Call our team for tankless water heater repair in Chicago
King Heating, Cooling & Plumbing provides tankless water heater repair in Chicago, among of many other home services. If you suspect that your tankless water heater is having issues, contact us for a free plumbing inspection today.