Water heaters usually exhibit signs of a problem before a repair is needed. That’s why performing routine maintenance and knowing what signs to look for are necessary. A qualified heating system repair specialist can spot potential issues before they escalate into more serious problems.

What Some Common Water Heater Issues?

1. No Hot Water

heating system repairIf a water heater fails to produce hot water, it’s probably because a part has malfunctioned. If it’s a gas model, the pilot light might have blown out. For an electric model, the heating element might need to be replaced.

The culprit could also be a faulty thermocouple or pilot control valve. A plumber can inspect the unit to determine the problem and the best solution.

2. Leaking Tank

Water heaters leak for numerous reasons. These include pressure buildup inside the tank, a broken drain valve, corrosion, or too much condensation. Some leaks are an easy fix, but if the tank has rusted inside, it will need to be replaced.

3. Foul-Smelling Water

If your water supply gives off a rotten-egg smell, it indicates an infiltration and build up of bacteria inside the tank. The best solution is to drain and clean the tank with a safe cleaning mixture, such as hydrogen peroxide and water. If the odor remains after flushing the tank with water, a qualified heating system repair specialist can eliminate the smell and check for more serious issues.


If you’re having problems with your water heater, contact the experts at Prestige Air Heating & Cooling in Woodland Park, NJ. Their licensed, insured, and bonded technicians have more than 15 years of experience in HVAC services for residential and commercial clients, including air conditioning installation and heating system repair. Call (973) 500-4040 to schedule an appointment or visit them online to learn more about their water heater services.