There is nothing worse than standing in the shower, waiting for the hot water that never comes as you slowly accept your cold-showered fate. Although some people swear by daily cold showers, for the rest of us, running out of hot water in the house is nothing but a nuisance. Although your best bet is to immediately call a professional, you can try these few tips out first to be absolutely sure the situation isn’t easily fixable.
How to fix the hot water
Wait for water tank to re-heat
For a lot of households, the main reason the hot water runs out is because all the heated water in the tank has been used. This commonly occurs when multiple people are having longer back-to-back showers. To test if this is the case, wait for an hour and check to see if the hot water returns. If it does not, you may have a serious problem on your hands.
If this problem persists, it may be worth investing in a larger water tank for your household. It is also possible that leaks are occurring, as a slight amount of moisture can cause serious havoc.
Gas hot water heaters
If your water heater is powered by gas, there may be a problem with the gas supply, resulting in a lack of heating. This is usually either a problem with the burner or the pilot light but can also be a gas leak. If a smell similar to sulfur or rotten eggs persists within the area, immediately turn off the gas valve and seek professional assistance.
Electric hot water heaters
The main reasons for an electric hot water heater to fail is a loss of power. This is commonly either through a breaker being tripped or a possible water leak interrupting the electrical system. On average, electric heaters have a lifespan of 8-10 years. If yours is approaching this it is best to get professionals in to assess the situation and give you recommendations.
What to do If you suspect a leak
If you need a 24-hour emergency plumber in Perth, JCS Plumbing provide mobile water and gas plumbing services at any hour of the day. We are equipped and experienced to deal with any emergency in a responsive and professional manner. Whether it is hot water systems, pipes and drains, sewers, retic or more, we will be there when you need us most!
Call JCS Plumbing today
For commercial plumbing within the Perth and Fremantle area, your first call should be JCS plumbing. Our 15 years of experience have given us a reputation as one of Perth’s most reliable services for your water and gas plumbing needs. Our high-quality, 24-hour plumbing service means we are always ready to assist you, no matter the time or the situation. We are mobile, meaning we can get to you in a timely manner when you need it the most!
Call us today for an obligation-free quote and we’ll figure out together what the best way is to help you!