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Common Problems with a Tank Water Heater

No water heater is perfect. When they have issues, it’s important to get the right professional on the job to make sure you and your family have hot water for the years to come. However, sometimes it can be hard to know what exactly is going on with your water heating system. These are complicated machines that perform a simple service—to give you hot water—which often can scramble the brain of anyone who isn’t trained in plumbing services.

That being said, are some curious customers out there who really want to know what to look out for when they’re dealing with hot water problems on their tank water heater. As your friendly neighborhood plumber, that’s exactly something that we aim to help you with.

So, if you notice one of the problems below, make sure you schedule water heater services in Hamilton, OH with us!

The Common Issues

Some of these tank water heaters have similar culprits causing them. That’s actually a good thing because an experienced plumber can kill two birds with one stone by working on one issue at a time.

  • No Hot Water. This is a frequent problem, and the easiest to point out. What’s the point of having a water heater if it won’t make your water hot? Well, it could be the simple problem of your heater not actually being on. No, that’s not because you didn’t turn it on, but rather a signal that there’s a problem with your circuit breaker.
  • Not Enough Hot Water. This is an interesting problem since it’s different from low water pressure but still an issue on its own. If you’re not getting enough hot water, this could be from a problem with your thermostat that’s not heating the water to the correct temperature.
  • Water Is TOO Hot. The opposite problem from what we just mentioned, but this is usually the cause of a thermostat miscalibration as well.
  • Water Tank Takes Too Long to Reheat. This is a complaint that can be confusing because one of the downsides of a water tank heater is that it takes a little while to reheat. However, if you’ve got a tank heater that takes several hours to heat back up, you’ve got a bigger problem on your hands that could have to do with a heating element malfunction.
  • Low Water Pressure. There could be multiple reasons for this. If your water pressure has always been this low—then, unfortunately—it could be a more complicated problem with your plumbing. However, if it’s only your hot water, and it’s fairly recent, it could be a problem with calcium deposits blocking your hot water pipes.

What Now?

Seriously, we could go on for days talking about the various problems that could occur with a hot water heater. However, we wouldn’t go on for very long when talking about solutions, since there is only one surefire solution that we recommend. Call a professional plumber to look at your water heater and diagnose the problem today.

If you need a professional plumber to fix your water heater problems, call Ken Neyer Plumbing, Inc. today!

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