Ever had one of those bad mornings where you get up half an hour late, rush to the shower only to find yourself unable to bear the heat of the hot water? While shower lava might wake you up, it certainly won’t put you in a good mood, especially since you probably won’t have the time to deal with the issue before you go. That being said, to speed things up our appliance servicing company in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, has put together a short list of common issues with water tanks and how to fix them.
Extremely Hot Water
This is among the easiest problems to fix, as you simply need to tone down the temperature of your water heater. Once you do that, wait a few hours for the machine to adjust and try opening the hot water again. If doing that doesn’t fix the issue, you might be dealing with a faulty mechanism that prevents the appliance from going off once it reaches the set temperature.
No Hot Water at All
Of course, you need to check the obvious: has a breaker been tripped? A fuse blown? Did someone turn off the tank by accident? Are you the fifth person to shower in less than two hours? If none of those apply, you have to assess the issue, and there’s not set answer here. It depends if your water heater works with electricity or gas and what the model is. Check out your owner’s manual to find out more about it.
Hot Water Runs Out Very Quickly
If this is a chronic problem, it might be caused by a water heater that’s actually too small for your needs. Consider replacing it. That being said, if the problem only started recently, you need to ask yourself if you changed something: new shower head, showering habits, etc. Again, the change probably brought about a need to increase the size of the water tank.
If you’re experiencing an issue that is not listed above, be sure to get in touch with Rosedale Service for fast appliance service in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.