We often need hot water in our homes during a cold season such as winter. Is your hot water not working? Well, there are a number of problems that might cause your hot water system not to work, including a failed thermocouple, blocked pilot jet valve, failed main gas thermostat, and so on. However, you need a qualified plumber to help repair or replace your broken unit. You also need to have a qualified and certified professional plumber visit your home regularly to perform system maintenance from time to time. If your hot water system fails to deliver consistent temperature, then it is time to contact your plumber before the problem gets worse. Below are reasons that may cause your hot water system to fail.
– Failed thermocouple:- When the thermocouple fails, the pilot flame may go out when you attempt to relight the pilot flame. The thermocouple offers a safety feature for your gas hot water system.
– Blocked pilot jet valve or failed main gas thermostat: – Any of these will not allow you to relight the pilot flame. The gas line leading to the pilot may also become full of air, causing the pilot flame not to relight.
– Not enough hot water:- Insufficient hot water may be as a result of a clogged vent or flue, or even a defective thermostat.
– No hot water because your electric hot water unit died:- This is considered an emergency and may require you to install a heat pump. We can have this installed within 24 hours.
– A circuit breaker that keeps tripping:- Ensure there is no short circuit in the hot water service, particularly if the circuit breaker tends to click off immediately. The problem could be thermostat, element, or limit switch.
– No hot water because of a failed thermostat or element. When this happens, your thermostat or element may require a replacement to restore hot water. Isolate the power flowing to the hot water unit and call us immediately. We provide 24/7 hot water system replacement or repair to ensure you enjoy the flow of hot water without any interruptions.
– Electrical short that causes the hot water tank to smell of burning rubber. Switch off the power connection at the fuse box or circuit breaker and contact us immediately.
– Leaking hot water unit. This could be an indication that your hot water cylinder has burst. When that happens, turn off the water at the water meter. If you are using a gas-powered hot water system, turn off the gas supply at the isolating valve located near the hot water unit, then contact us immediately to help repair your hot water supply.
Whether you’re hot water unit uses gas or electricity, it is bound to malfunction from time to time. But you need steady supply of hot water in your home. While some problems with the unit can be fixed by the homeowner, it is always advisable to contact a professional plumber to help you repair or replace your unit. Is your hot water not working? Contact us today for a free quote.