Having an issue with a hot water heater doesn’t automatically mean you should replace it. In fact, some problems can be repaired for far less than purchasing a new hot water heater. Here are some water heater problems plumbers can repair.
No Hot Water
If you don’t have hot water running from the taps, there is probably a problem with your water heater. If it is an electric water heater, check to make sure the circuit and heater are switched to on. If it is gas fired, double-check the pilot light to make sure it is lit. Usually, the pilot on a gas-fired heater will have gone out and relighting it will solve your problem.
Not Enough Hot Water
If you’re running out of hot water after your family has showered, the clothes have been washed or the dishes were done, then the hot water cylinder may not have enough capacity for your household. Lewes plumbers can check the cylinder to make sure there are no other possible issues with it, then recommend one that can handle your hot water needs. They may also recommend switching from a hot water tank to a tankless hot water heater so you always have plenty of hot water available.
If you have a gas-fired water heater and notice water gathered around the top of it, the pressure value most likely failed and the cylinder will need to be replaced. Although you will spend more on a tankless water heater than most water heater tanks, you should consider one because of the energy it saves. Since it only issues hot water on demand, the system doesn’t need to run continuously to keep water hot. This will reduce your energy bills, which can help pay for the tankless system in a few short years.