No Hot Water? Here are Probable Reasons Why

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It’s not a pleasant surprise when you go to take a shower or do the dishes, only to find there’s no hot water coming out of the faucet. Before you panic, it’s important to take a minute to determine what’s causing the issue. It could be as simple as needing to adjust the temperature or as complex as a problem that requires professional water heater repair in Temecula, CA. Our experts at A.M. Plumbing & Rooter discuss some possible reasons behind your lack of hot water:

Potential Gas or Electric Issues

A common reason for a water heater’s failure to heat water is a problem with the gas or electric supply. The pilot light might be extinguished for gas water heaters, or there could be issues with the gas line. Electric water heaters might have a malfunctioning heating element or a faulty thermostat, requiring professional water heater services.

Sediment Buildup in Tank Water Heaters

As water flows into the hot water heater, minerals and debris can settle at the bottom of the tank. This accumulation can create a barrier between the heating element and the water, reducing heating efficiency.

Faulty Dip Tube or Pressure Relief Valve

Sometimes, a faulty dip tube can lead to lukewarm water coming from your hot water tap. The dip tube directs cold water for heating to the bottom of the tank. If it’s damaged, cold water might mix with the hot water at the top, reducing the overall temperature. Similarly, a malfunctioning pressure relief valve can lead to a drop in water temperature.

Water Heater Age

Traditional water heaters typically last for 8 to 12 years. Over time, parts will wear out, and the water heater may become inefficient or simply stop working. If your appliance is old and experiencing frequent issues, it might be a sign to consider a new water heater installation.

Whether you have a tank-style model or a tankless water heater, A.M. Plumbing & Rooter can help you troubleshoot any issues and make the necessary repairs. Contact us today to learn how we can help you get your hot water running again.

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