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Where’s My Hot Water?

Hot Water Wanted

Finding no hot water when you most need it is an unpleasant and annoying experience. Washing the dishes or taking a shower with frigid water is hardly something most homeowners want to do!

Here are a few reasons why your hot water may only be lukewarm at best.

Leaks

One culprit of your lack of hot water could be a leak. If there is no water in your tank, there’s no water to warm up! Take a look at the connections between the water heater, pipes, and valves to see if there are any signs of leakage. A leak could also cause water damage to your home and should be taken care of quickly by a plumbing professional.

There is also a possibility that your water heater has a natural gas leak. Gas leaks are serious and should be treated as an emergency. If you suspect you have a gas leak, contact your gas company as soon as possible.

Electric Malfunction

An electric water heater uses electricity to warm up your water. If you suddenly find yourself with no hot water, it could be because the circuit tripped. Check the circuit breaker and turn the switch back on. This should reset the connection and get your water back to the perfect temperature.

Faulty Thermostat

A faulty thermostat could cause more than just no hot water, it could also make your water too hot! If this happens, check the upper thermostat. A broken thermostat will provide the wrong read and throw off the heating element. A lack of regular maintenance could cause this to happen, so be sure to schedule maintenance appointments with your plumber to keep the hot water flowing!

Plumbing Services in Encino, LA

When you have a water heater, gas line, or toilet troubles, trust the Tip Top team to take care of it for you! Give us a call at (833) 207-0817 or contact us online to get started.
 

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