Hot Water Problems: How to Check Out Your Heater

There’s nothing more frustrating than waking up late, jumping in the shower to notice that there is absolutely no hot water. Before you blame your relatives, you should check to see if the problem isn’t actually stemming from your water tank. To help you avoid a fight, our appliance repair company in Franklin Park has outlined a couple of issues on your tank and how to fix them. Be sure to get in touch with Platinum Cares if you have any question.

 

No Hot Water

Unless you’re experiencing a power outage or have accidently tripped the breaker, there’s probably an issue with your water heater, unless someone turned it off. However, the course of action is different whether your tank works with electricity or gas, and unfortunately, there’s no easy answer to that one. Refer to your instruction manual for specifics on how to troubleshoot your water heater.

 

Not enough hot water

The first thing you need to ask yourself is: is there never enough hot water or is this problem starting just now? If you’ve always had problems with hot water, you might want to consider changing your water heater, as it may be too small for your current needs. Additionally, if you recently changed your shower head (to get more flow, for example), you might be using more water than before, which could explain the quick shortage.

 

The water is way too hot

If turning the knob only a little bit has you swearing under your breath because the water feels like lava, you definitely need to adjust the temperature on your water heater. Tone it down a notch, and try again in a few hours to see if there’s any difference. If not, you might be dealing with a more serious issue. For instance, the appliance could be faulty and not turning off when it’s supposed to.

 

If you’re experiencing trouble with your water heater and you want water heater service in Franklin Park and Chicago, get in touch with Platinum Cares today.

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