In my opinion, one of the worst things in life is walking into your shower and finding out the water is either freezing cold or far too hot. For this reason, a water heater is crucial in your home, as it is the first line of defense against the cold. However, you might be surprised to know that your water heater does much more than you realize to keep you, your family, and your home comfortable. There is no doubt that water heaters work hard and for a long time, which is why they can lead to problems that may require professional assistance at some point in the future. Considering this, our plumbing professionals at Loveland Plumbing & Drain will share with you the best ways to take care of the everyday water heater problems that customers tend to run into in the course of their daily routines. We will also share the best practices to keep your water heater up and running for years to come.  

Have You Noticed The Temperature Of Your Water Fluctuates Time To Time?    

Water heaters often face problems with the water’s temperature, one of the most common problems they encounter. As a homeowner, you may have to deal with issues such as water being too cold, too hot, or not hot enough, among others. We will discuss a few possible causes of the problem and how you can prevent it in the following paragraphs, so let’s take a look at each one. 

1. Is there a reason why my water is so cold?   

There can be various reasons why your home’s water is cold, including a faulty heating element, an insufficient power supply, a malfunctioning thermostat, or a faulty thermostat.  

  • Resetting any blown fuses or tripped breakers can be an effective way to analyze the problem.  
  • As simple as it sounds, check to see if your power is still on; this could be the reason for your problem, so don’t forget to check.  
  • The next thing you should do if you are still experiencing hot water problems is to check and ensure your thermostat is operating correctly.  

 2. Is there a reason why my water is so hot?  

There is a good chance that your home’s thermostat is set too high if the water is running too hot. To ensure that your water is heated as efficiently as possible, the US Department of Energy recommends setting your water heater temperature at 120 degrees Fahrenheit.  

 3. What is the reason my water is warm but not hot?  

It is more likely that the problem is due to a malfunctioning heating element, an undersized water heater, a faulty thermostat, or crossed connections between cold and hot water. Typically, the easiest way to make sure that a crossed connection has not been made is to turn off the water supply and turn on the faucet. However, there may be a crossed connection issue if the hot water still flows through the faucet despite the crossed connection. So, you may have to call your local plumbing company, like Loveland Plumbing & Drain, if you are still unable to locate the problem.  Our professional plumbers are available to help you determine whether your water heater is the correct size and to examine whether the thermostat on the heating elements of your water heater is functioning properly.  

Do You Have Leaks In Your Water Heater?  

Your water heater/tank can leak as a result of several different reasons. Some of the reasons can be a stuck valve, improper water pressure, a bad gasket, a temperature issue, an overheating water heater, or a leak from a nearby pipe connection. If you believe one of these issues, or a combination, may cause your plumbing problems, you should check if any loose plumbing connections need to be tightened. Lastly, if you are still seeing a leak after following the previous steps, we advise you to call the professionals as soon as possible so that we can diagnose the problem you may be experiencing with your water heater.    

Your Water In Your Home Is Discolored, What Now 

As soon as you turn on your faucet, the water comes out unusually and smells awful simultaneously. Usually, this is caused by the anode rod (a metal rod that runs down the center of your tank, usually made from magnesium) no longer working as it should, or perhaps it’s an older water tank that needs to be replaced. It would, however, be in your best interest to get information from your local plumbing professionals so that we can evaluate whether your water heater needs to be replaced. Also, perhaps a new water heater needs to be installed for your property.  

Let The Professionals Help You Today 

Remember that it can be a big task if you need a minor fix or even to replace your water heater. It is a good thing to call your experts at Loveland Plumbing & Drain. We’d be more than happy to assist you with this task so that you do not have to! Get in touch with us today by calling (513) 644-0556 or by scheduling an appointment online by clicking here! We are here to help!