For most homeowners, the water heater is just an appliance that heats water. In reality, there are a lot of components working together to get that water to the right temperature. You might be scratching your head if your water heater is only giving you cold water. If this is the case, then you are at the right place. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Atlanta knows a thing or two about water heaters, and we are here to help. If you prefer to have an experienced plumber inspect your water heater, then call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Atlanta today.
Try This First
Before you panic and call a plumber, make sure the water heater is turned on and the thermostat is set correctly. Check to see if the respective circuit breaker has tripped or, if you have a gas-powered unit, check that the gas line is open. If the unit is making strange sounds and giving off foul odors, then call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Atlanta to speak with a friendly representative. We can have a plumber dispatched to your location in as soon as within the hour.
Water Heater Is Too Small
There are many types of water heaters, but the primary ones include the tank-style and the tankless water heaters. Units also vary in their power source; there are electric water heaters and gas-powered heaters. In short, there are many variables that go into selecting a water heater. If you have bought a water heater that is too small, then it may be struggling to meet your household's hot water demands. You can try staggering your hot water usage. For example, don't run the dishwasher and laundry machine at the same time. That might force you to have to take a cold shower.
Sediment and Debris Buildup
Water coming through the water lines should be safe and free of harmful debris. However, minerals and other small particles can find their way into the plumbing system and, eventually, your appliances like the water heater. These sediments can build up on sensitive components of the water heater and skew the sensors. This is why we recommend whole-house water filtration systems, and we encourage homeowners to stay on top of water heater maintenance. Flush the water heater tank once a year to prevent serious sediment buildup. The friendly representatives at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Atlanta are happy to schedule a convenient appointment today.
Faulty or Broken Components
As we mentioned earlier, the water heater is made up of many moving parts. These individual parts can wear down over time, suffer electrical damage, or experience other accidental damage. When something is wrong with one of the parts of the system, you can be sure that other parts will be affected. Repair or replace components such as elements or thermostats if they are faulty or broken.
Let a Plumber Inspect Your Water Heater
If your hot water heater is not doing its single job, then call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Atlanta to leave the fixing to the experienced plumbers. We can arrange an emergency dispatch if you need.