The cost of replacing a hot-water heater runs anywhere from $300 to $3,500! If there’s no hot water in your shower, make sure it’s not a simple fix before calling the plumber.
Was your shower lukewarm this morning? Is the temperature inconsistent or cold?
Read on for five possible reasons why there’s no hot water in your shower.
Are you getting hot water in all your sinks but no hot water in the shower? Check your anti-scald device. The anti-scald device stops the shower handle from rotating to its hottest point.
Thousands of children are burned by hot water every year. This device is great for families with young children in the house. But sometimes it breaks or is set too high.
If it’s set too high, your water is only lukewarm. Check the anti-scald device first.
Faulty Pilot Light or Pilot Light Off
If you have a gas hot-water heater, the pilot light might be out. If the pilot light can’t come on, the water won’t heat up. Take a look at the control knob. If it’s in the “off” position, turn it on.
If it’s in the “on” position and the water’s cold, your problem is probably the pilot light. To be sure, wait for a few minutes to see if the pilot light comes on. If the knob is in the “on” position, but the pilot never turns on, it’s a bad pilot light.
Gas Control Valve
Gas smells like rotten eggs. If you’re near the hot-water tank and it smells bad, there’s a leaky gas control valve or a gas leak in the line. This is a dangerous situation!
A gas leak is a fire and explosion hazard. Don’t wait. Turn the gas off and clear the house. Then call a professional.
Defective Dip Tube
The dip tube runs from the top of the water heater to the bottom. It carries the cold water down for heating at the bottom. Cracks in the dip tube leak cold water into the wrong areas of the tank.
This is an expensive fix. If the problem is a defective dip tube, you’ll probably be better off replacing the water heater. It’s time to call hot water Canberra.
Burnt Out Heating Element
There are two heating elements in most hot-water heaters. Have you noticed a consistent drop in the water temperature? It’s possible one of the heating elements broke.
Try all the water faucets in the house. Do they start hot and then cool off fast? That’s a sign of a bad heating element.
Call a professional if you suspect a burnt-out heating element. The longer you wait, the more likely you’ll suffer two burnt-out heating elements. Cold water is the result of two burnt-out heating elements.
No Hot Water In the Shower?
No hot water in the shower? Now you know the possible suspects. Check your anti-scald device first and then the pilot light. Make sure there are no natural gas leaks in the gas lines or gas control valve.
If necessary, call a professional.
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