No Hot Water for Summer Showers

If you spend a summer day outside in Houston, jumping in the shower is something you want to do at the end of a day in the heat.  If that shower you’ve waited for is cold, it is a disappointment, to say the least.  When your water heater gives you problems, it could be an easy repair, or you might want to consider replacement as a choice.

  • Before calling a plumber, check to make sure the problem isn’t the pilot light in your gas water heater. If you smell gas coming from the unit, don’t light it.  Call your gas company for further instructions.
  • You may have a problem with the thermocouple, which is a safety device that is supposed to stop gas from flowing if the pilot light goes out.
  • If you have an electric water heater, you may be able to reset the water heater by turning it off and then on again. Check the water heater in an hour to see if there is any warm water.
  • You can flip the circuit breaker for your electric water heater to see if that resets the unit.
  • Your unit doesn’t show any signs of working at all. Your water heater may have just gone out.  Sometimes this happens when the unit is incredibly old.  Your only choice is to have replacement services to get hot water back into your house.

Switching to a Tankless Hot Water Heater

If you don’t like the idea of waiting for a hot shower, tankless water heaters can give you the benefits of having a hot shower right away.  Depending on the size of your home and the size of your tankless water heater, it is possible to run your shower and other appliances at the same time.  They save time and make life a little easier when everyone is waiting for their evening shower or bath.  It is also easier to clean up and have everyone get ready for bed in unison, which allows for more free time at the end of the day.

If you’ve done everything you can and still don’t have hot water, call us at Flowrite Plumbing and Drains to get your hot water flowing again.

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