Are you constantly having to press the reset button on your water heater? Therefore this can be a sign that your water heater needs to be looked at by an Orlando plumbing company. Water heaters come factory set at 120 degrees. The reason for this is because if the heater is set at 120 degrees it will prevent Bactria growth and is not hot enough to cause burns.
When a water heater malfunctions it can overheat the water causing safety concerns. This is why every heater has multiple safety devices to protect you. When the thermostats malfunction this causes water to get extremely hot. Therefore the safety button in the device will trip. This cuts power to heater and water will cool down. Usually the customer will notice the water get extremely hot then go cold. Pressing the reset button will work temporarily. Once the heater reaches and goes over 120 degrees it will trip again.
When your water heater keeps tripping it is best to call a plumber. Usually it is the thermostats that need replacement. But we have found threw the years it is best to replace all the components. If you only replace the bad component the older components left behind tend to fail shortly. This causes the customer to have to pay multiple service calls. It may be cheaper at time of service to replace one part but it is not in the long run. We always suggest replacing thermostats and the heating elements both upper and lower when you are having your water heater serviced.
Need plumbing services call us in Orlando 407-490-1230 or in Sanford call 407-393-0718. We also service Longwood, Lake Mary, Winter Park, Casselberry, Orlando, Apopka, Maitland, Deltona, Altamonte Springs, Oviedo, Sanford, Winter Springs, Deland, Daytona Beach and all of Central Florida.