The most common repair that our plumbers in Euless are called in for is water heater repair. Customers call in with complaints including no hot water, rust colored water, the smell of rotten eggs, a popping noise and water leakage. All of these can be signs of a serious issue with your water heater.
If there is no hot water or a limited hot water supply, there are several things that need to be checked. In a gas water heater, the pilot may be faulty or have simply gone out. The thermocouple or pilot control valve may have also gone bad. In an electric heater the most common reason for no hot water is a bad thermostat although heating elements do sometimes go bad. Most of these water heater repairs should be handled by a licensed Euless plumber.
If your water has started coming out rust-colored, the problem is that the interior of your heater is rusting due to a failed anode rod. Each standard storage type water heater has an anode rod that slowly dissolves to keep the interior of the tank from rusting. Replacing the anode rod will fix this. This also accounts for the rotten egg smell. Bacteria in the tank sediment is the cause. Cleaning out the tank sediment will fix the issue. If the flush doesn't work, call in a Euless plumbing professional for a hydrogen peroxide solution.