If you feel uncomfortable in the cold water temperature, it could be a problem with your water heater. Most homeowners think that the old unit should be torn down. Proprietors can enjoy many years of enjoyment by keeping their units in good condition. It’s possible that your water heater isn’t working correctly. These are possible causes, and how to fix them.

Too Much Hot Water

Excessive hot water use is the most common cause of a water heater tank running out. If you run the dishwasher and take a shower, your tank may not be able to keep up.

Sediment Building Up

Over time, minerals, dirt and other debris can build up in your tank. This can lead to water heaters having to heat water through layers. This could also indicate that your tank is corroded or has rust.

Thermostat Problems

Your thermostat controls the function of your water heater. However, many homeowners believe they need to have it serviced by a professional plumber. It only needs to adjust the temperature. It is important to not raise the temperature too high, especially if there are elderly or young children in your home.

Broken Dip Tube

Water heaters are able to quickly fix a burst dip tube. It is designed to prevent cold water from mixing with warm water. Cold water can affect the water temperature. You can restore the function of the unit by replacing the tube.