A leaking, old or rusty water heater can cause major issue for your home and your comfort. At Patriot Water Heating, we help homeowners all over Pennsylvania repair or replace leaks and hot water issues fast.
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Water Leaking From the Top
If you believe you have a leak near the top of your electric water heater, it could be one of a few things. The cold inlet or hot outlet pipes may be loose, the T&P valve may have failed, or inlet valve may be leaking.
Leaving your heater in this state will surely rust and damage the integrity of the system. Call before permanent damage occurs.
Water Leaking From the Bottom
An electric water heater that’s leaking from the bottom is typically because of normal condensation, a leaking electric heating element gasket, or a small amount of water being expelled through the overflow pipe because the T&P valve is opening to release excess pressure in the tank.
In some cases, the actual tank is leaking and the only fix is to replace the water heater.
No Hot Water
Water in an electric water heater is heated by two heating elements (in most cases). The most common reason for absolutely no hot water is that the circuit breaker has tripped and you should first check the breaker box.
If that’s not the cause then the heating elements may have failed and need replacement. It may also be an issue with the limit/reset switch on the thermostat. It may have tripped due to the water being way too hot or simply failed and needs replacement.
Not Enough Hot Water
Not having enough hot water is most likely due to an issue with the thermostat. It may be as simple as adjusting the desired water temperature on the thermostat for the particular heating element.
On electric models, the thermostat is usually hidden behind an access panel on the side of the tank and a layer of insulation. Unlike gas models, an electric thermostat is set at the factory and not intended to be changed but is sometimes necessary to do so.