Nothing is more unpleasant than sitting in a hot shower, feeling the warmth of the water, and then suddenly the warmth turns cold. You’ll regret using the hot water heater.
It seems that every day, the hot water is getting colder.
You might be curious as to what caused the problem. Your family probably doesn’t consume an entire hot water heater tank within a few hours. So, in reality, your family shouldn’t be running low on hot water. You are frustrated, however, and want to find out why it happens.
Our experts at Pershing Plumbing clearly understand exactly how you feel. This is a common problem for many of our customers, and we’ve been asked a lot about it over the years. How does a hot water heater give you less hot water? What are the causes of this and other hot water issues?
Sediment Buildup In Your Water Heater Tank
Hot water heater failures are often caused by sediment buildup inside the tank. All water sources are made up of minerals, which when heated to a certain point temperature transform into a substance called scale.
This scale can move around in the tank or sink to the bottom. The bottom of your hot-water tank can become clogged up with sediments. Over time, this buildup can reach the heating elements’ levels.
Scale can also coat everything. This means that it circulates around your water supply and coats pipes, mechanical parts and fixtures as well as the inside and outside of your dishwasher. Scale sticks to everything, which can lead to corrosion and chalky dishes.
This substance is harmful to your water heater. If it has been building up over time, and you have not had your heater serviced, then this could be the reason for your hot water issues.
Scale can build up in the pipes, which causes pipes to narrow slowly.
Heating elements that are covered in scale, lime, or sediments will heat up faster than those with clear water. So what should you do if your heating element is covered in scale? Our professional Glendale Plumbers can flush your water heater. We offer this service if your lines require cleaning.
It is possible that your heating elements need to be replaced and your water heater needs to be flushed. It may be a very quick and inexpensive repair. Our Glendale Plumbers can identify the problems and take them care of immediately!