Water heaters are built to last. Geysers are one of the most invaluable appliances in your home. We depend on it for the hot water it provides for bathing, laundry, washing dishes and washing hands every day. Picture this, you are about to take a bath, turn on the shower, and the water is cold. Scary. The water heater is not working, and you need help figuring out what to do. It is common for the geysers to stop working or develop a fault. Our technicians from OneDios repair and replace parts of the water heater, find the source of your water heater problem and recommend a solution.
We should not take our water heaters for granted but operate and maintain them adequately for their smooth functioning. Regular water heater maintenance can prolong the life of your water heater, make it more energy efficient, and prevent costly (and inconvenient) emergencies. For routine maintenance, it is best that expert technicians service or repair your Geyser so that it lasts longer. Here are a few of the most common water heater problems and their solutions for quick and easy geyser maintenance.
- No Hot Water
If the water is not heating up, the cause is primarily a broken component. You may have a damaged thermostat, a lack of power, or a faulty heating element. A thermostat measures the temperature of the water. Check the thermostat to make sure it’s receiving power. Check circuits for a fuse or loose wire, whether the power is turned on or the power indicators are lit. Get your thermostat and heating elements checked to see whether they are faulty. Replace them if necessary. You can Download the OneDios app and register your water heater service request today.
- Water is Warm but Not Hot Enough
If your water is warm but not hot enough, a faulty heating element, crossed hot and cold connections, a thermostat, or an undersized geyser may be the problem. A cross connection occurs when cold water flows into the hot water supply. Call an expert, and they can determine the cause of the change in your water heater temperature. If you are facing water heater issues at your home or looking forward to buying an AMC plan for your Geyser, you can download the OneDios app and raise a request today.
- Water is Too Hot
If your water is too hot, the temperature on your thermostat may be too high. Turn down the thermostat, and that should be able to solve the issue. Keep the temperature around 120 degrees F. At this temperature, no one gets burned, you can save electricity, and you extend the life of your heating element and geyser.
Otherwise, check the temperature pressure valve (TPR); if it is faulty, the heater won’t shut off when it reaches the correct temperature. This is dangerous, and you will need to replace the valve immediately. Therefore, fix an appointment with a Geyser service expert if you need to get the TPR valve checked or replaced. You can use the OneDios app to do the same.
- Leaks in the Water Heater
Water leaks in the geyser could be due to a faulty TPR valve, overheating, loose plumbing connections, a leaking water tank or a bad gasket. If the leak comes from the top of your tank, this could be due to loose water connections. If the leak is coming from the bottom, it could be solved by turning up the thermostat. Water spilling out from your overflow pipe or pressure relief valve could indicate tank corrosion, which specifies the need to replace your water heater as soon as possible. If you are facing water heater leakage issues at your home or looking forward to buying an AMC plan for your Geyser, you can download the OneDios app and raise a service request today.
- Discoloured Water
Rust is a major cause of dirty or discoloured water. Corrosion within the water tank or a failing anode rod could cause this discolouration. The anode rod protects the tank from rusting on the inside and should be checked yearly. Without a rod or a properly functioning anode rod, the hot water quickly corrodes inside the tank. Contact a professional water heater technician to determine if replacing the anode rod will fix the problem; if not, replace your water heater. You can Download the OneDios app and register your water heater service request today.
- Water Heater Making Noises
The most common reason for noise in the geyser is a build-up of scale in the tank and on the heating elements, creating rumbling, popping and banging sounds as the water heats. Draining the water tank and descaling might help with the sounds coming from the water heater. Flushing the sediment out of your tank is easy, and it’s one of the most important things you can do to extend the life of your water heater. You have to do it only once a year to keep your water heater running at peak efficiency. You can also download the OneDios app and raise a geyser service request to drain the sediments from your tank.
- Low Water Pressure
Calcium deposits and small water lines can contribute to low water pressure. When calcium builds up within the water, it accumulates on the pipes, making the water lines smaller. To resolve this problem, flush your water heater to remove the excess minerals. You have to do it only once a year to keep your water heater running at peak efficiency. You can also download the OneDios app and raise a geyser service request to drain the sediments from your tank. Your home may have smaller lines that may need to be replaced. Older homes mostly have ½” pipes, while modern homes usually use ¾”.
Often, the most important thing you can do is identify the problem early and rectify it. If you ignore the problem, it will only get worse and probably cost you more later. Water heater maintenance should be regulated according to instructions given in the user manual every once in a while. Regular geyser service is crucial to prevent corrosion, ensure efficient heating, increase lifespan and significant savings. If you are facing water heater issues at your home or looking forward to buying an AMC plan for your Geyser, you can download the OneDios app and raise a request today.
OneDios is a one-stop shop for all your Geyser-related issues and queries. We aim to offer the best facility for repair, fitting, and water heater service work. OneDios makes it simple for the consumer to avail of the post-sales services without difficulties. By uploading a picture, you can now use the OneDios app to register your product and digitally keep all your documents, like invoices and warranty cards. OneDios also keeps track of your recent Geyser service and replacement of any part. You can buy an extended warranty and AMCs for all water heater brands like Racold, V-Guard, AO Smith, Kenstar, Havells, etc.