Hot water is a necessity in the modern-day and having none flowing through your faucets can be an annoying problem to deal with. Here at The Plumbing Specialists, we understand many of the common reasons that there may be no hot water within your home.
If only cold water is flowing through your faucets, continue reading. Here are a few of the most common issues you may be experiencing a lack of hot water:
1. A Lack of Gas
A lack of constant gas can be a major problem in keeping the water warm within your home. Check the gas water heater and gas supply if they apply to your home. Sometimes, the gas supply switch could have been flipped off without you even realizing it. Otherwise, you may need to reach out to your gas company.
2. Faulty Pilot Light
The pilot light is the little flame that you see in the water heater area. If this light is off, it means your pilot light isn’t working. Try to reignite this light but beware that you may need to call a professional if it does not relight. Additionally, modern heaters typically come with spark ignitors that don’t give off a visible flame. If this is the case for your home, you will need to call a professional to check on the heater.
3. A Gas Leak
Similar to a lack of gas, a gas leak could result in the water in your home no longer being hot. There is an element added to gas within a heater that makes it smell like rotten eggs when exposed. If you smell this near your heater, quickly switch off the gas and reach out to a professional.
4. Tripped Breaker
For those with an electric water heater, rather than a gas water heater, the breaker switches may have been switched off. A tripped breaker will likely be slightly out of line from the others, but turning it off and back on should solve the problem quickly.
5. Bad High-Temperature Cutoff Switch
Occasionally, a bad high-temperature switch may be why hot water is not in your home, simply press the switch to restore power. If this does not work, you will have found the source of your problem.
6. Faulty Heating Elements
Most water heaters only last for around a decade, and a heating element can seriously degrade over that course of time. Check the element within your water heater to see if it looks old, but always trust a professional to handle the replacement of a part such as this.
Whether you have a tankless water heater or an electric water heater, the cause of no hot water typically stems from these appliances. If you notice that your home is lacking hot water, don’t be afraid to reach out to a plumbing company near you.
We believe that our combined experience and knowledge here at The Plumbing Specialists makes us the best plumber in Moreno Valley. Give us a call or come on down to our location today.