There are few things more uncomfortable than a cold shower. But if your water heater isn’t working properly, it’s probably become an unwanted part of your daily routine. Water heaters are the most expensive piece of plumbing equipment in your home. You rarely notice it until it malfunctions. But when it does, it can make your life miserable. If your water heater breaks down, don’t try to fix it yourself. Call the professionals at Able Plumbing.
Water heaters aren’t complex devices. It’s really just a tank that can hold between 30 to 60 gallons with a cold water intake, a hot water outlet and a drain valve. They’re typically very reliable but occasionally do need repairs. To get more hot water, the first step is to distinguish whether it’s a gas water heater or an electric unit. If you’re having trouble getting hot water from a gas unit, it’s usually because the pilot light has malfunctioned. A trained professional from Able Plumbing can quickly diagnose and fix the problem. Make sure the tank isn’t leaking. Try flushing the tank to make sure mineral deposits aren’t impairing the unit’s efficiency. If your water heater is still not producing hot water, it’s because the dip tube is broken or cracked. The dip tube is made of plastic and directs cold water to bottom of the unit. If it breaks, cold water will infiltrate at the top of the tank and mix with the hot water. If the dip tube is the problem, either have it replaced or replace the entire water heater.