No Hot Water
We don’t give much thought to the hot water coming out of the faucets in our homes. It’s something we take for granted. Whether it takes a while for your water to warm up or it doesn’t get hot at all, our professional plumbers have the expertise and the equipment to get your hot water running flowing from your showerheads and faucets again.
If you notice that there is no hot water, test all of the faucets in the home. If there is no hot water in only one faucet the problem may boil down to a fixture or supply line issues. If none of the fixtures have hot water, then the issue most likely lies with your water heater.
What Could Be the Cause of Having No Hot Water?
A Broken Water Heater
Whether electric or gas, your water heater could be faulty and in need of repair. Electric water heaters have a heating component that may not be working due to a blown fuse, disabled heating unit, or tripped breaker. Your thermostat could also be faulty.
Gas water heaters could stop working if the gas supply line is shut off or clogged. Loose connections or a leak in the tank could be the culprit. A pilot light that has gone out or another failing part could be causing the problem.
We will discuss some of these issues more below. If you discover that the cause lies with the water heater, call 281-232-5292 and a professional licensed plumber will come out and discuss solutions with you. They travel with the tools and have the expertise to resolve your no hot water issue quickly.
A Tripped Breaker
If your breaker is tripped switch, it to the off position and back into the on position. If it should instantly trip again your breaker may be bad.
An Extinguished Pilot Light
If the burner is clogged or damaged or you have a malfunctioning gas valve this may be the reason. This also happens when there is a change in gas pressure or a draft of air. A dirty thermocouple could also shut down the pilot light.
If your pilot light goes out it’s best to give Howell Services a call. We can check your pilot light and handle needed routine maintenance to extend the life of your water heater.
A Broken Thermostat
This may be the case if you feel some heat in the water, but it’s not getting hot enough. Just like your HVAC system, your water heater has a thermostat to control water temperature. The best setting for the thermostat is between 122º and 140º.
An Insufficient Unit Size
Your water heater may not be large enough to handle the needs of your family. Hot water runs out quickly when the tank is too small for your home. A home with four to five residents should have a 40-to-50-gallon water heater. A larger hot water tank may be the solution.
Build Up in Your Water Heater
Water that flows through your water heater is full of minerals and sediments. They can build up in the tank, reducing the efficiency of your water heater. Your tank may need to be drained.
Age of the Unit
All of the appliances in your home have a life expectancy, and your water heater is no different. Once a water heater gets close to its end of life it can’t provide a sufficient amount of hot water. Water heaters older than eight years old may need replacing with a newer, more efficient model.
Water Heater Tank Leak
To get hot water in your home, there must be water in the tank. An empty tank is usually the result of a leak that must be handled immediately. It may require a minor repair such as tightening a connection. Or it may need a major repair or replacement.
If you suspect any of these issues and have no hot water, call the professionals. Even after hours, we are here to help you. Call us at 281-232-5292 or visit us online to get your hot water flowing again.
Why Should I Call a Plumber When I Have No Hot Water?
You may handle many of the repair jobs around the house, but a licensed plumber will be able to quickly diagnose and correct the problem. This is especially true when you are dealing with natural gas powering your water heater. You may make repairs and spend money on parts, only to find out that the problem still exists. It’s best to save time, money, and effort by calling Howell Services. No matter what arises, our plumbers are experienced in handling a host of plumbing problems.
Why Should I Call a Plumber When I Have No Hot Water?
This is usually due to a heating element that may be in the process of burning out.
This usually signals a problem. Loud bangs and pops may indicate a mineral build- up on the water heater’s heating element.
This may reveal bacteria in the tank or the hoses. A simple cleaning or flushing may solve this problem.
Howell Services offers a Plumbing Maintenance Program Club or Lifetime Plumbing Maintenance Program that provides regular safety inspections to help you maintain your plumbing systems. It’s all about being proactive, helping you to avoid plumbing emergencies. Our licensed plumbers will also offer recommendations to keep your plumbing system in tip-top shape. We use our checklist and perform annual inspections, saving you thousands in plumbing repairs by handling minor issues before they become major problems. We invite you to find out more about our maintenance programs.
If your water isn’t getting hot, it’s time to have the issue diagnosed and repaired. Give us a call today at 281-232-5292 or visit us online. Howell Services offers emergency plumbing repairs, learn more here. We are a local plumbing service and are proud to have served Sugar Land and the surrounding communities for twenty years.