We’ve all been there, whether it’s too many people taking showers too fast, or too many appliances running hot water at once, sometimes we’re faced with not enough hot water coming from your water heater. But there can be other reasons too, more than just over use. Let’s see some common reasons why there isn’t enough hot water coming from your water heater.
First you should check the thermostat on the water heater. Maybe it just isn’t hot enough. You don’t want it to be too hot or too cold. If it is above 120 degrees Fahrenheit, you can be scalded, so be sure it isn’t that high.
If the temperature isn’t the problem, check to be sure the circuit breaker didn’t trip. That can happen all too often. Once you’ve turned that back on, or checked, it can take a little while for the water to heat back up. Luckily our water here in the Bradenton area doesn’t get that cold, so it won’t take too long!
As mentioned above, there could be too much demand on the water heater. If this is the case, and is happening on a regular basis, then you have a larger problem on your hands. Likely the water heater isn’t large enough for your home. You should consider speaking with a plumbing professional about getting a new water heater installed.
If there is a buildup of sediment in the bottom of the water heater, it won’t heat up properly. This means it’s also time to call a plumber to have it flushed and cleaned. Over time, sediment can build up and cause the heating elements to become dirty. They will need to be cleaned by a professional.
Contact Wyman Plumbing and speak to a professional, we’re here to help you find a water heater to suit your needs, or maintain your existing one!