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San Mateo Water Heater Repair

Offering Reliable Repairs to the San Francisco Peninsula

We rely on hot water to flow immediately with a simple turn of a faucet. If your water heater is no longer working effectively, is making unusual noises, or appears to be leaking, the team at our family-owned San Mateo plumbing company can inspect and diagnose the issue. We pride ourselves on providing effective plumbing solutions for all types of water heaters including the standard tank and tankless units. Bell Plumbing is here to make sure your home has a steady supply of hot water to keep you and your family comfortable.

Call (650) 600-3974 today to request an estimate for a San Mateo water heater repair service.

Do Water Heaters Make Noise?

Typically, a water heater that is working properly and in good condition should make minimal noise. Loud or abnormal sounds, such as clanging or banging, can be an indication of a bigger issue. If you notice any of the following, reach out to a San Mateo water heater repair expert from our team today. Delaying the repair or maintenance process could result in further damage and potentially the need for a completely new water heater.

Common Water Heater Sounds To Watch For:

  • Popping – This sound is usually caused by a large accumulation of debris, sediment, and mineral deposits at the bottom of the tank.
  • Sizzling – This can be the result of the water heater’s pressure relief valve being restricted or blocked. It can also indicate a leak or condensation problem.
  • Humming – This can be caused by a damaged heating component in the water heater.
  • Hammering – This can be the result of an abrupt rise in water pressure. This is typically called “water hammer” and is actually an issue with your pipes.

While some of these issues can be resolved by flushing and draining the water heater tank, it’s best to consult with a professional plumber to determine the exact cause of the noises and the best course of action.

No Hot Water? Troubleshooting Tips

It can be incredibly distressing to step into an icy-cold shower and realize that the water just isn’t going to heat up. If this has happened to you, there are a few things you can check before calling a plumber.

Why Is There No Hot Water?

  • Have you used an unusual amount of hot water? If your dishwasher and clothes washer are both running, and three family members have taken hot showers before you got your turn, it may simply be that your hot water supply has been depleted and you need to wait for more water to heat up.
  • Has your pilot light gone out? If you have a gas water heater, check the pilot light. If the flame is not lit, that means that nothing is heating your water supply. Follow your owner’s manual to safely re-light it.
  • Has a breaker been tripped? If you have an electric water heater, check your circuit breaker box to see if any breakers have been tripped. If so, reset them!

When you call Bell Plumbing, we send a San Mateo water heater repair specialist to check your water heater and figure out what is causing the problem. Once we get a grasp of the situation, we can advise on whether repairing or replacing the broken system would be best for you.

Call Today for Professional San Mateo Water Heater Repair Services

Whether you're interested in a conventional water heater or a tankless water heater, choose Bell Plumbing for professional workmanship and caring service. Feel free to contact us online or give us a call to schedule an appointment for water heater repair in San Mateo and the surrounding areas.

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