Instant Hot Water Repair Services
Is the hot water unreliable in your home? Some hot water issues are easy for homeowners to troubleshoot. Others heating issues and kitchen plumbing problems require assistance from a licensed plumber. If you don’t have access to hot water, check out these solutions for instant hot water repair.
No Hot Water
Is the hot water dispenser getting power? Check the circuit breaker for tripped switches such as the overload switch. Some hot water issues remedy quickly by resetting the switch. To do this, allow the unit to rest 15 minutes. Next, turn the switch on. Did this work? If not, consider the two other possibilities: a bad heating element or blown fuse in the housing unit. In cases like this, call a plumber for complex repairs to get quick, reliable results.
Water Is Very Hot
Hot water dispensers come pre-set at a pre-determined temperature. For some people, this is the optimal temperature. Others desire a different temperature for personal comfort. Check the owner’s manual to figure out the correct way to adjust the temperature A word of caution: Never adjust the temperature higher than 120 Fahrenheit. Water temperature that exceeds this amount increases scalding risks.
Low Water Pressure
The amount of water entering the tank regulates water pressure. So, when water pressure is low, it’s likely a blocked valve. If the valve is open, check to see if it’s clogged. Things like sediment and mineral deposits typically cause blocked valves.
Water leaking from the hot water dispenser causes serious problems. If this happens to your dispenser, check the shutoff valve. Are the nuts loose? If so, tighten them. A dirty aerator also contributes to water leaks because it’s susceptible to blockages. A good cleaning should fix the issue. To do this, unscrew the end component from the spout. Use a vinegar and water mixture to clean the piece and replace it.
For years of uninterrupted service, a basic understanding of how an instant hot water heater works is important. Unlike conventional hot water heating methods, an instant hot water heater never becomes pressurized. Instead, an electric coil heats the water. Once the water is heated it expands and the upper portion of the tank fills. Then, when the turned on from a kitchen faucet or showerhead, the cold water falls to the bottom of the tank. This movement forces the hot water to the spout. Because everyone wants to extend the life of their hot water dispenser taking precautions against damage is important. Therefore, proper maintenance is required. These units come equipped with a water filter, which needs replacement every 6 – 12 months depending on the model.
If you’re unsure how to maintain your hot water unit, don’t worry. Call the licensed plumbers at Wise Choice Plumbing & Rooter for professional instant hot water repair and maintenance. We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to meet all our customer needs.