Picture this: You come home after a long, hard day, wanting nothing more than to take a warm, relaxing shower. You turn the water on and get in the shower, only to find that the water is ice cold. Many homeowners find themselves dealing with this issue, and there are a number of different reasons for the lack of warm water.
In this blog post from Mission Mechanical, we’ll discuss some reasons why your hot water heater might be failing, and what you can do to bring warm water back to your home.
Your Hot Water Tank is Leaking
Traditional electric and gas water heaters work by constantly heating water within the system’s tank. If your water heater is leaking, then you’re losing hot water that your system was heating. This will cause only cold water to emerge whenever you turn your shower or sink handle.
Not only is a leaking water heater tank inconvenient, but it can also become quite expensive. Your system will continually try to heat water up to the set temperature, only for it to leak out before you’re able to use it.
Malfunctioning Electrical Components
If your home is utilizing an electric water heater, malfunctioning electrical components will keep the system from functioning as it should. While this could be an issue with a tripped circuit breaker, it could also be the result of malfunctioning electrical components within the water heater such as the heating element or pilot light.
Call on a professional to inspect your electric water heater if your circuit breaker continues to trip or if you believe that parts within your system are malfunctioning.
The Water Heater Tank is Too Small
Homes with a traditional water heater often have cold water issues due to the size of the tank. Traditional gas and electric water heaters only have a certain amount of hot water that can be accessed at a single time. After all of that hot water is used up, it will take the water heater some time to fill up its tank and heat the water.
This can either be remedied by installing a tankless water heater or a traditional water heater with a larger tank, or by setting a family schedule surrounding the usage of hot water.
Water Sediment Within the System
Without a water softener in the home, sediment from hard water can build within a water heater’s tank. When this happens, it will take much longer to bring water up to temperature than it should. To reverse these symptoms, get in contact with a professional and have your system drained at least once per year. After the system has been drained, the installation of a water softener can help to ensure that these issues don’t occur again.
Contact Mission Mechanical for Water Heater Services
Mission Mechanical’s team of plumbing repair experts is ready to help with any water heater issues that might come your home’s way. We’ll fix any issues to bring warm water back to your household.
When issues develop with your Indianapolis area home’s water heater, there’s only one company you need to know: Mission Mechanical. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.