You usually plan to start or end your day with a warm shower, so a lack of hot water can be rather jarring. If you’re wondering why your hot water heater has suddenly stopped doing its job, we may have the answer for you in today’s guide—but you’ll need a technician to tell you for sure.
What to Check When There Is No Hot Water
If you check on your water heater to find that it is leaking, we recommend that you shut off power and water to the heater as soon as possible. Shut off the power first and foremost by going to the circuit breaker box and switching the breaker that goes to the unit. There should also be a water shut-off valve located above the unit, as is required by plumbing codes. After shutting the valve, call your local plumbers for repair.
If there is not a leak, your water heater failure could be due to any of the following:
- Burner Failure: Burner failure may result from any number of issues with the burner assembly, including pilot light or thermocouple issues.
- Thermostat Issues: A faulty thermostat may take an inaccurate reading of the water in the tank or sense no temperature reading at all.
- Safety Shutoff: There are safety components in place to keep your water heater from overheating. If a safety control is triggered, it may shut off the entire system.
Call Professionals for Repairs
If you want to make sure the job is done right, you should always trust a professional for water heater repair. Assessing a water heater issue can be tricky, and most homeowners aren’t equipped with the right tools or the proper expertise for a repair.
VOGT Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing offers hot water heater services in Plymouth, MN and the surrounding areas. Call our friendly technicians 24/7 for exceptional customer service!