A reliable hot water supply is essential for your family’s home comfort. That’s why Hot Water Ottawa offers dependable, professional water heater repair. We can fix any make and model in the Ottawa area, including tankless water heaters, electric water heaters and gas hot water tanks.
When your hot water heater breaks down, it’s a serious inconvenience, possibly a disaster. You need help right away, whether the water heater has simply stopped producing hot water or it’s flooding your basement due to a burst tank. Our friendly, expert technicians pledge to be available for you 24/7. Yes, that includes weekends and even holidays.
The typical lifespan of traditional water heaters is 10-12 years, depending on the unit, the quality of water, and how often regular maintenance is performed. If you’re experiencing issues with your hot water heater, and you know your water heater isn’t old enough to warrant a complete replacement, it’s time to look at some common problems you might encounter.
Ottawa residents never want to see puddles of water when they walk into their utility room. A leaking water heater is a warning sign that something is majorly wrong, so diagnosing the issue is essential. If you see a leak, the first things you should do are:
If you’ve turned on a faucet or shower and experienced an unusual spike in the temperature of the hot water, it might be a sign that something is wrong with your hot water tank. First, determine if someone in your house has adjusted the temperature on the hot water tank. Health Services Canada recommends you store hot water at a temperature of 49ºC (120ºF)—hot enough to protect against the growth of dangerous bacteria.
If the temperature setting is correct, but your hot water is scalding hot, the thermostat itself could be broken.
There are several reasons why your hot water tank might be shutting off. The good news is that this type of issue can usually be solved with a bit of elbow grease. Here are a few common reasons for a hot water heater that keeps turning off. Make sure the gas is turned off and the elements you’re working on are cool before attempting any repairs.
Another issue you might have is a faulty or damaged gas valve. Without a proper supply of natural gas, the whole system will shut down. Do NOT attempt to fix a broken gas valve on your own. If you’re experiencing this issue, or if you can’t clean the elements listed above, it’s time to call in a qualified, licensed professional.
There are a few possible issues that may occur with both gas water heaters and electric water heaters.
Gas hot water heaters:
Get—and keep—your hot water heaters working properly with Hot Water Ottawa water heater installation and repair. We offer top-quality services, high-performing water heaters, and friendly, trustworthy technicians.
We hire only fully licensed technicians who are clean and pleasant and can be trusted in your home. That’s our promise to you.
* We can repair any water heater that you own or rent from Hot Water Ottawa. Unfortunately, we are not allowed to work on water heaters rented from another company. If you’re not sure who supplies your hot water heater, check your Enbridge gas bill or take a look at the sticker on your tank.