If you are having trouble with your home’s hot water supply and you feel that the supply is running faster than how it was before, consider first if the supply is running slowly or if it is gone all at once. Call your hot water system repair Newtown specialist to help you diagnose the problem.
Knowing the problem
• If it is gradual, then your home may have a deposit buildup inside the heater tank.
• If the change was all at once, then it may because of a bad lower element or a broken dip tube.
If the heat of your water supply has a sediment buildup, this could be because of some dissolved minerals that have settled at the bottom of the tank. The dissolved minerals which are likely to be calcium and magnesium may become heavier than the water over time and will sink at the bottom and create the buildup.
If the change is fast, you may have to look the lower element, which mostly handles most of the work as the cold water goes down so that the lower element can heat it up. If something happens to the lower element, then you will notice a drop in the available hot water for you.
Another reason which could cause your hot water supply to run out is if the dip tube is broken as this is responsible for pushing the cold water from coming to the tank to get heated. If something is wrong with the dip tube, then the cold water can no longer get inside the tank, which will lower the temperature of the water that should come out.
What to do?
If there are problems with your water heater, don’t try to solve it on your own. Make sure to contact a qualified plumber to see the issues in your water supply.