The importance of a water heater in your home can’t be overstated; it’s something you don’t want to overlook. In other words, it’s great for doing the dishes, washing the laundry, and taking a shower. But, in reality, your water heater does more than you might think to keep you and your family comfortable. Due to its hard work, and sometimes prolonged use, it may need to be replaced or need additional assistance. Our plumbing professionals at Huber Heights Plumbing & Drain will discuss the most common water heater problems customers face to address these issues. Then, we will do our best to help you get your water heater working again. 

Is There Anything Wrong With The Temperature In Your Water? 

Do you know that inconsistent water temperature is one of the most common problems associated with water heaters? In many circumstances, it seems that many people have a problem with their water being either too cold, too hot, or not hot enough. We’ll discuss some of the options below and how to prevent them. 

1. Is there a reason why my water is cold?  

It’s about time to take a bath or shower, but the water is cold! Isn’t that the worst feeling in the world? There are several possible reasons why your house is running cold water, including a faulty heater, a malfunctioning thermostat, or a power outage: 

  1. Start by resetting any blown fuses or tripped breakers. 
  1. Make sure your power is still on; this may be the problem, as simple as it sounds. 
  1. If you’re still getting cold water, ensure the thermostat is working.   

2. Why is my water so hot?  

Can you ever take too hot of a shower? For some, not so much, but for others, they’re not a fan. When your home’s water runs too hot, it is likely because your thermostat is set too high. In order to guarantee the most energy-efficient water heating, the US Department of Energy recommends setting your water heater’s temperature to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. 

3. Why is my water warm but not hot?  

Most likely, the problem is caused by a defective heating element, an undersized water heater, a defective thermostat, or crossed cold and hot connections. To determine if crossed connections exist, turn off the water supply and turn on the faucet. If water continues to flow but is cold, you may have a crossed connection issue. In that case, it may be time to call Huber Heights Plumbing & Drain if you still have trouble finding the problem with your water heater. We can help you determine whether or not your water heater is the right size and whether you need to replace its heating elements thermostat.  

What Is The Performance Of your Water Heater?  

The cause of a leak in your water heater/tank can vary. Possible scenarios include the following. 

  1. Stuck valve 
  1. Improper water pressure 
  1. A bad gasket 
  1. Faulty temperature 
  1. Overheating water heater 
  1. A leak from a nearby plumbing connection 

Discovering a leak in your water heater can be one of the worst experiences and feelings. It is essential to check if any loose connections in your plumbing system could be the culprit if you suspect one of the issues above is the problem. After following the previous steps, we recommend calling our professionals to diagnose the problem if you still see a leak.   

How Does Your Home’s Water Look? 

As soon as you turn on your bath water, you notice it is discolored and smells awful. Why is this happening? Usually, it’s by the anode rod, which runs down the center of your tank. Another possibility is the need for a new water tank. In any case, it would be beneficial to get information from Huber Heights Plumbing & Drain so that we can determine if your water heater needs to be repaired or if a new one needs to be installed. 

Contact Us For An Appointment 

It can be a big project if you need to fix your water heater or replace it. With Huber Heights Plumbing & Drain, you can trust our experts to handle that task, so you don’t have to! Call us today at (937) 764-3381, or schedule an appointment online by clicking here!