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 are getting 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.
The experts at A1 Best Plumbing understand how you feel. Many of our customers experience this and we have been asked many times over the years. What can you do to make your hot-water heater system provide less hot water over time?
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 do you do when you notice scale buildup? For a water heater flush, call our Long Beach Plumbers. We also offer a line cleaning service.
You may need to replace your heating elements and flush out your water heater. It could be an easy and affordable fix for you. Our Long Beach Plumbers will find the problem and fix it!