Hot water is a necessity these days. We don’t like to think about how this hasn’t always been the case, because without hot water, there are so many things we wouldn’t be able to do. Our laundry machines, dishwashers, showers, faucets, and practically half of the appliances in our homes depend on our water heater. For such a small system that we don’t think about much, it definitely pulls its own weight.
Chances are high that if you arrived at this blog you need help with your water heater in Hamilton, OH. While we’ll get to the different types of problems that could be affecting your water heater, there’s a more important issue we need to discuss.
What do you do when you’ve got no hot water? Once the panic has subsided, it’s time to think with a level head. We’ll walk you through everything you can do to make your home comfortable while you wait for our plumbers to arrive.
While You’re Waiting
So your water heater has just broken down. No matter what you do, there’s no hot water coming from any appliances in your home and you’re freaking out. There were so many things you needed it for today, and now it seems like your life is on hold. What do you do?
Well, first things first, call us. We’ll be there lickety-split to help repair your system and get it operating again. If that’s impossible, then we’ll discuss replacing it quickly so you can have access to the hot water you need. Until that moment comes, you’re going to have to wait for us. In the meantime, here are some things you could try to help ease the panic and feel better.
#1: Boil Water for Emergency Use
As long as your stove is still working, you can heat up a small amount of water to use for emergencies. If you need to wash some dishes by hand, or clean a certain article of clothing, you can do it the old fashioned way! This is by no means an efficient or particularly effective method of cleaning anything, but it gets the job done.
Be sure to only use this technique if you really need your dish or article of clothing washed before our team gets there. Otherwise, it’s just a better idea to wait until you’ve got hot water from your home’s water heater.
#2: Make Sure There’s No Excessive Damage or Leaking
Take a lap around your home and make sure there are no leaks coming from your water heater. Try to detect if there’s a puddle beneath the system, or if there’s some other physical damage done to your system. If so, you might want to turn your water off before we get there to stop any further damage or leaking from occurring.
#3: Take a Cold Shower!
Did you know that there are certain health benefits from taking a cold shower? If you’re feeling up to it, you can still get clean and feel refreshed with a chilly shower as long as you’ve got a working heater to help warm you up afterward. Cold showers can help with your circulation, they can help reduce muscle soreness after a workout, and it can also wake you up if you’re feeling particularly sleepy.
This might not be for everyone, but desperate times call for desperate measures!
Anyways, contact Ken Neyer Plumbing, Inc. to get your hot water heater working again!