As homeowners we are all faced with challenges day to day. One issue that many homeowners find themselves faced with is that their hot water runs out often. Typically, understanding why you are without hot water is somewhat simple but continuous occurrences can mean that you possibly have a much bigger problem at hand.
Here at Steve Mull Plumbing, our team of highly skilled and certified plumbers wants to share with our valued clients some insight on why you keep running out of hot water. There are a few common reasons why this happens which we will discuss here now.
Several Home Appliances Operating at the Same Time
If you have multiple appliances in your home that use hot water and they are all running at the same time, sure enough, you are going to see your hot water run out. Perhaps it is time to do the dinner dishes in the dishwasher, all the while the hot water in the sink is running, the last load of laundry is in the washer and a family member as now decided it is shower time. When all these activities occur at the same time rest assured there will simply not be enough hot water for all of them to run and all these activities to occur at the same time.
A Malfunctioning Thermostat
If your thermostat at home is not working properly, and is registering that the water has been heated but is actually at a lower temperature than is needed to heat the water, this will contribute to a loss of hot water. If you continuously reset the thermostat only to see the same problems occur over and over again, it may be time to invest in a new thermostat. When you install a new thermostat, it will be able to accurately read and display the water temperature present in your home water heater making you aware of not only the temperature but how much hot water is available at all times.
Sediment Has Accumulated in Your Hot Water Heater
Yet another cause that can contribute to your hot water running out is that of a sediment build up inside the water heater. If sediment accumulates in the water heater it will always make its way to the bottom of the tank. When this happens, the water in the tank is blocked from the actual heating component restricting your water was heating up. Homeowners who have older style water heaters will typically experience this sediment problem more often than owners of newer homes because the sediment has taken years to accumulate at the base of the tank and is now presenting a problem for you.
Look to Our Professionals for All Your Plumbing Needs
Here at Steve Mull Plumbing, we are steadfast in our commitment to meet the individual needs of our clients. We strive to deliver the highest quality plumbing parts and services this side of Lebanon and take pride in our competitive yet affordable prices. We also pride ourselves on our marketplace presence and in our 100% customer service and satisfaction ratings.
If you find you are in need of any type of plumbing services at all or if you have an issue with your water heater and want to learn more about why your hot water runs out so often, be sure to reach out to one of our friendly team members today. At Steve Mull Plumbing, we look forward to our every opportunity to serve you and to help you ensure that your water heater is
functioning efficiently and effectively all year round. To schedule a service appointment contact our staff today!