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Who doesn’t appreciate a refreshing hot shower in the morning? You appreciate this convenience, even more, when the water heater in your Lakewood Ranch, Florida, home works correctly. What do you do if you discover you’re not getting enough or any hot water for your home? Learn about three common water heater problems homeowners like you may face and what to do about them.

Your Water Heater Is Too Small for Your Household

If taking one long shower or running two appliances at the same time exhausts the supply of hot water, your water heater is likely too small for your household. Consider replacing it with one that’s correctly sized for your home. Consult one of our plumbing professionals for an assessment of your home’s water heater needs.

Your Water Heater Has a Damaged Dip Tube

A water heater’s dip tube is a plastic pipe inside the water heater tank that runs vertically and delivers cold water to the bottom of the tank. When the dip tube cracks or breaks, cold water can mix with heated water in the upper portion of the tank. Contact one of our plumbing specialists to make the necessary repairs.

The Water Heater’s Thermostat Is Defective

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, many households usually only require the thermostat on water heaters to be set to 120 degrees. If your water heater is set to this temperature and you’re not getting any hot water, you can perform a simple test to determine if your water heater’s thermostat is defective.

Turn up the thermostat to the highest setting and turn on the hot water on a faucet. If the burner doesn’t ignite or the electric heating elements don’t turn on, contact a member of our plumbing services team for an inspection of your water heater.

When your water heater isn’t working correctly, Aqua Plumbing & Air is here to help. Call us at (941) 306-3715 to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled plumbing technicians.

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