A lack of hot water in your home means that until you have it fixed, you cannot wash dishes, cotton clothes, or take showers. Don’t wait to have your problem of no hot water looked at by a plumber. Putting off calling a plumber will not save you money. In fact, you will only be uncomfortable and incapable of cleaning yourself, your clothes, or your dishes until you do so.
What Causes the Problem of No Hot Water?
Because hot water travels through dedicated pipes in your home, not having it usually results from a problem with the water heater. Issues could include something as minor as a fuse in the water heater that needs replacement. Or, you may have scale-coating your electric heating elements.
Water heaters, though, will not last forever. If your water heater is more than ten years old for a standard tank model or over 20 for a tankless, the appliance may have worn out.
When Should You Call a Plumber for No Hot Water
When you don’t have hot water, don’t try to service your water heater yourself. The presence of hot water and gas or electricity is not a safe combination. Plus, if the water heater has a warranty, you could void it by trying to do self-repairs.
A plumber will evaluate the functioning of the water heater to see if there are problems that they can fix or if you need a replacement water heater. In cases where the hard-water scale coated the heating elements, you may need to correct the core issue. The plumber may give you a recommendation for a whole-home water softener. Another suggestion you may receive would be to have a tankless water heater installed. This type of water heater does not hold water for a long time to heat it. Therefore, it reduces the contact between hard water and the interior of the heater.
Connect with Best Service Plumber for Service or Replacement of Your Hot Water Heater
Once you notice that you have no hot water in your home, you should contact a plumber at once. While not an emergency, this type of problem does need attention as soon as possible. You may not need to purchase a new water heater. In some cases, your existing water heater may only need service, especially if it is less than ten years old.
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