Nothing is worse than sitting in your shower and feeling the warm water cascading over you. Then, suddenly, the heat turns cold. You’ll curse the hot water heater again.

You may be able to get hot water again if you wait. But you are getting tired of waiting and you feel like you get less hot water and more cold.

It’s possible you are wondering what is causing the problem. You know that your family doesn’t use an entire water heater tank of hot water in a matter of hours. Therefore, you shouldn’t be running out. It happens, and you are frustrated.

What is the problem with a hot-water heater system?

Sediment Buildup In Your Water Heater Tank

Sediment buildup in hot water heater tanks is one of the leading causes of hot-water heater failure. All water sources have minerals that, when heated to a certain temperature, turn into a substance known as scale.

This scale can either float or sink in the tank. Your hot water tank’s bottom will eventually become clogged with sediments. The buildup can become so severe that it may reach the heating elements.

Scale can also cover everything. It circulates in your water supply, coating pipes, water heater mechanical parts, fixtures, fixtures, inside of dishwashers, dishes and anything else it touches. Scale can cause corrosion and make your dishes feel chalky.

This substance can cause hot water problems in your water heater.

Pipes can become narrower as scale builds up. A heating element covered in lime, scale or sediments will burn out faster than one serving of clear water. What should you do if your heating element is covered in scale? For a water heater flush, call a professional Long Beach Plumber.