Common Water Heater Problems in Singapore

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Ever had a bad shower experience with your water heater? Is cold water coming out instead of hot water? Are unusual noises emitting from the water heater? Your installed water heater may have some problems that are in need of repair. In this article, we will look at the different common water heater problems and how we may try to approach these issues.

 

Common Water Heater Problems

Before we dwell into the individual problems, we have to note that in Singapore, there are generally 2 types of water heaters: Instant water heaters (E.g. Ariston SMC33 Instant Heater) & Storage Water Heaters (E.g. Rheem Electric 40L EH-40M Storage Water Heater). Therefore, we will be categorizing the various problems according to the type of water heater in the article.

 

Instant Water Heater

  1. No Hot Water

There are times when the water heater does not supply heated water past the average of 5 seconds of cold water, but this matter would be minor compared to when the water heater does not provide heated water at all. This may be due to many factors. The water heater’s electric resistance may be 1 factor. You will need to find a suitable water heater that suits the electric supply. Sometimes a faulty water heater will also play a part in denying the supply of heated water. In this case, the parts of the water heater would need to be replaced.

  1. Too Much Hot Water

Feeling that the water is so hot that it may scald you? This may be due to incorrect temperature and pressure settings of the instant water heater, which need to be checked and adjusted accordingly. It may also be due to a misplacement of the pressure valve or even a faulty part, in which an expert’s opinion would be necessary.

  1. Leakage

This can happen at the base of the instant water heater and may be due to excess pressure, inadequate plumbing, corrosion or even overheating. In this case, it will call for adjustment of pressure, correction of plumbing valve, replacement of a corroded part, and reduction of thermostat settings to fix the issues respectively.

  1. Unusual noises

Heard a weird and rumbling noise when the installed water heater is in use? This may be due to a scale substance that is accumulating on the heating element, in which case is an indication of a change of the particular element.

  1. Discoloured Water

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When you start to see some colours in the water supply, this may indicate that the anode of the water heater may be rusting or faulty, and your water heater needs to be replaced.

 

Storage water heater

  1. Leaking Water

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An electric storage water heater may leak from either the top or the bottom, for such cases, it may be due to either a normal condensation, overflowed pipe due to excess pressure, or loose piping. You may want to get a replacement for the water heater or approach professional water heater companies like Water Heater City Singapore to look into your case.

  1. No Hot Water

There are generally 3 scenarios in which there would be no hot water supply, which may be due to loss of electric supply, in which you may want to check the circuit breaker. Or when the heating element has failed and is in need of a replacement. This may also occur when the water gets too hot and trips the limit switch within, and as such, would need a water heater replacement.

  1. The Water Is Too Hot

This would usually be due to the thermostat setting being too high or the thermostat may be faulty and needing replacement. You can check if the thermostat is set too high, and adjust accordingly. If after the adjustment and there are no changes, it is advised to get a professional to look into the matter.

  1. Low water pressure

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A small piping may hinder the water supply, reducing the output pressure. In this case, you may want to replace the pipe with bigger piping to increase the pressure. Built-up/Sediments within the pipes may also add to the low water pressure, as does a leaking water heater tank. A plumber would be able to help with the above.

  1. Noises

In some cases, you may hear weird noises in the tank rumbling or banging, which may be due to a build-up of sediments in the tank. Other causes may be due to water leakage, high pressure, expansion, and contraction of pipes. In this case, it would be best for a professional like Water Heater City Singapore to take a look.

  1. Dirty Water

This is a sign that the anode rod or the tank may be corroded, and your water heater needs to be replaced before the situation gets worse. Other possible reasons can be due to sediment build up causing the water to be discoloured, which may be solved by doing tank flushing.

  1. Smelly Water

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There’s a difference between dirty water and smelly water, both are caused by different factors. Smelly water may occur when there is the growth of bacteria within the water heater tank, giving off a foul odour. The tank would need to be chemically treated and flushed periodically to fully get rid of the smell.

 

Conclusion

To sum it up, there are many problems that may occur with your installed water heater, all of which are due to numerous reasons. The responsibility lies with you to keep it in tip-top condition in order to work when it is necessary. However, in times of need whereby a problem occurs, Water Heater City Singapore is just a WhatsApp away to look into the issue. If you are looking for a water heater to replace your old heater, do visit Everyhome Singapore as it offers a variety of water heater brands.


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