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Why Don’t I Have Hot Water?

water heater repair minneapolis | dean's professional plumbing, heating, air & drainsThere is nothing worse than getting into the shower at the end of a long day only to find out that you don’t have any hot water. Need help troubleshooting your water heater problems before giving us a call? These are a few of the most common reasons why you don’t have hot water at home.

  1. The pilot light went out.  If your pilot light is out, your water won’t be heating up. Check the instructions on your water heater tank to determine how to reheat your pilot light.
  2. The heating element failed. If your tank is electric, not gas, the heating element may have burned out. You should also check your circuit breaker to see if a blown fuse is the reason behind your heating element failing to keep your water warm.
  3. Sediment has built up in the tank. Over time, sediment will build up on the inside of your water heater tank. If you haven’t flushed your tank recently, the sediment could be reducing the tank’s ability to produce enough hot water for your home.
  4. Your water needs are greater than the hot water you have available. Are you using more water at home than you’re used to? You might want to consider investing in a larger water heater tank — or even a tankless system! With a tankless water heater, you will never run out of hot water again, regardless of your home demands.

If you run into any problems with your hot water heater or you’re thinking of upgrading to a tankless system, call Dean’s! We are here to help you with all of your home plumbing needs.

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