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Everyday Water Heater Problems

Water Heater Problems
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Your water heater is meant to be a hassle-free long-lasting part of your home. General wear and tear are expected, especially since you’re using your heater every day. However, if you aren’t doing necessary preventative maintenance on your home’s plumbing, you may find the lifespan is much shorter than expected.

Common Water Heater Problems You Can Encounter

While there are common issues that can occur with your water heater, most issues will only need repair instead of replacement. However, keep in mind that different types of water heaters do have different requirements when it comes to any repairs or replacements.

·         Water Not Hot Enough?

There is nothing more refreshing or comforting than taking a hot bath or shower. If your water temperature is tepid at best, there may be a few reasons why your water isn’t hot. 

For electric heaters, you can look at your homes circuit breaker to check that nothing has tripped. If it has tripped it may be as easy as turning it off and on again. If it’s more serious than a trip, you should contact your local electrical company.

For gas heaters, it’s advised to check the gas valve. If you’re not sure what to look for on a gas water heater, call a professional plumbing company.

·         A Little Too Hot To Handle?

On the flip side of having tepid water, dealing with water hot enough to scald your skin isn’t ideal either.

This could be a simple fix that includes turning down your thermostat. If lowering your thermostat temperature doesn’t work, then it may be time to call in the professionals.

A professional plumber can assess the situation and identify what the root cause of the problem is and advise you on the best route to take to fix it.

·         Hot Water Running Out?

Have you ever experienced rushing to be the first one in the bathroom in the morning? Knowing that if you’re a step behind any other family member, you’ll be left with no hot water. This comes down to the size of your water tank – if your tank is too small, it may not refill and heat up fast enough.

You may want to consider an upgrade to a bigger tank. If it worked before then you may be dealing with a heating element failure. It’s best to reach out to a plumber to replace your element. Heating element failures as well as a faulty thermostat will also affect how long it takes for your water to heat up.

Calling In The Water Heater Professionals

It’s always recommended calling a licensed and experienced plumber to handle all your plumbing repairs and replacements. Reach out to the team at Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric for quick and reliable service, guaranteed to give you the peace of mind you deserve.

For ways to save money on water heater repairs, look no further than Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning, and Electric! Give us a call today at 1-800-475-1504!


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