Water Heater Problems and What to Look Out For

Plumbing is one of the most important aspects of home ownership. Whether you need assistance for water heater installation and repairs, clogged drains, or other plumbing issues, experienced plumbing professionals can help prevent these issues from becoming major problems.

Your home’s plumbing system is composted of two separate subsystems. The first focuses on bringing fresh water into your home and the other removes the unwanted waste water. Your home’s water heater plays an important role within the plumbing system, as well. That’s why it’s essential that any water heater problems be handled as soon as possible.

1. Problems with the water heater temperature

Temperature fluctuations in your home’s water system are usually warning signs for potentially serious issues. If water fluctuation has occurred, take a look to make sure there are no physical restrictions within the system. If dirt or debris is physically blocking the water from flowing through to its necessary destination, the water can often back up and its temperature will fluctuate as a result.

You should regularly clean out your water filter whenever it’s dirty and inspect your home’s water temperature every once in a while as well. Contact a professional plumber if you’re in need of assistance.

2. Burner will not ignite

If your water heater is not producing hot water at all, you should consult a professional plumber in order to identify the issue. Problems with the ignition burner are usually a result of issues with the fuse, gas pressure, and electrical shorts. All three of these components — fuses, gas pressure, and electrical shorts — are extremely dangerous if you don’t have a good idea of what you’re doing, which is why it’s essential that you contact an experienced professional right away.

You can inspect certain components on your water heater and determine if everything is working properly yourself, but you should refrain from performing any repair or maintenance yourself. If the water heater problems are severe, it’s always best to contact a professional.


Don’t make the mistake of ignoring even the smallest water heater issue, as they can often progress into major problems.  Contact an experienced professional when you do need help. Talk to DELPO Plumbing, Heating and Cooling today if you need professional plumbing assistance.