If your family members are always rushing to be the first to shower because the hot water runs out fast, then this article is for you. Before you blame your spouse or roommates for the cold shower, understand that a water heater has a certain capacity to produce hot water and this capacity can be negatively affected by certain faults and damages. There are some simple troubleshooting tips that can help you identify the source of the problem, and we will summarize some in this article. You can also call Neighborhood Plumbing to have a certified plumber take care of the issue today.
Signs of Trouble
Running out of hot water faster than usual is probably the most obvious sign of an issue, but there are some other common signs of trouble:
Call Neighborhood Plumbing if you notice any of these signs. We can have a certified plumber dispatched to your location to inspect the unit today. You can also try troubleshooting and repairing the unit on your own.
If you are positive that there is something wrong with the water heater but can’t put your finger on the actual problem, then try these troubleshooting tips:
Repair the Unit
Ideally, the issue can be resolved with a quick part replacement or a sectional repair. The professionals at Neighborhood Plumbing can be in and out of your property within a couple of hours, especially if you have already troubleshooted and identified the problem. We are always available to take your call and arrange an emergency dispatch.
Time for a Replacement?
The water heater is neither designed nor built to last forever. Repairs only go so far. Eventually, the unit itself will degrade and reach a point of no return. At that point, repairs will be like putting a band aid on a gushing wound. After about ten to twelve years of service, the water heater will retire and you will need water heater replacement. The professionals at Neighborhood Plumbing are happy to inspect your unit and determine whether it is time for a replacement. Our certified plumbers are also equipped to take care of the replacement itself.