There’s nothing more frustrating than going to take a hot shower in the morning before work only to get a blast of cold water coming out from the shower head. And no matter how long you wait, the water just will not get hot. Hot water heaters are susceptible to malfunction over time. Whether it is a broken dip tube, faulty burner, failed heating element or something else, you can depend on the water heater repair professionals at Bosque Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing.
One of the most common issues with a broken water heater is fixing a broken dip tube. Dip tubes help carry cold water from the municipal supply down through the tank of the water heater. From there, the heat exchanger transfers energy from the combustion jets. As the water is heated, it causes the water to then rise back to the top of your water heater tank. This is where the dip tube is important, because if broken, it will deposit cold water at the top of the tank where it mixes with the heated water. This is what causes the water to not be heated giving you lukewarm to cold water out of the faucet. Broken dip tubes are a common issue with water heaters and something Bosque Heating, Cooling & Plumbing can help easily fix.
Faulty burners are another issue, but are more prevalent with gas-powered water heaters. Rust or dirt in the burner or its surface can often lead to the water heater not igniting or low gas flow. This type of blockage in the line can create loss of the heating power. Because of dangers associated with propane and natural gas types of systems, this is certainly not something you or family would want to risk attempting to repair yourself. That is why it’s even more important to leave these types of repairs to an experienced technician like those at Bosque Heating, Cooling & Plumbing.
Another common issue found with electric water heaters is when the heating element fails. A defective heating element can cause your hot water supply to either run out quickly or only provide you with lukewarm water. Typical culprits of a failed heating element can be dry-fired elements when the heating element is not completely submerged in water, excessive scale build-up, wiring issues, power surges, a defective thermostat, a split sheath, an open circuit, or a break due to excessive vibration. At Bosque Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing, we provide on-site consultation to help diagnose and troubleshoot water heater repair issues like this and more.
Call us today if you are experiencing problems with your Traditional or Tankless Water Heaters. We can help get your hot water restored in no time!