Usually having no hot water can be contributed directly to your water heater. A number of things could be causing this problem. Though your water heater is not “rocket science”, there are a number of components involved. Such as electric elements which work like a coil on electric stove, thermostats which tell the coils to turn on and off and at what temperature, a pilot light thermocouple which holds the flame so that your gas water heater can light, a gas thermostat itself which tells the pilot to ignite the burner…and so on. 2 Sons Plumbing will run a diagnostic test your water heater to determine where the problem lies.
Water leaking from a water heater comes from just a couple of places. Either a water supply pipe leading to and from your water heater has sprung a leak, the water heater shut-off valve is leaking, the pressure relief valve is leaking or blowing or the tank itself is leaking. Unfortunately leaking water heater tanks cannot be repaired and must be replaced. Whether it is an “easy” fix or requires a replacement, 2 Sons Plumbing can do the job.
This problem is usually associated with the scientific phenomenon of “dielectrolysis”. A big, fancy word for two different metals not liking each other. With your water heater, you usually have copper pipes going directly into the metal connections of the water heater. These two different metals don’t get along and behave in an “artery clogging” manner. Usually the fix is replacing or installing what are called “dielectric unions” which is considered a basic maintenance repair. This is easily determined by running a diagnostic test performed by 2 Sons Plumbing.
Anyone with teenagers or has a larger family is familiar with running out of hot water. Imagine being able to run two showers simultaneously, even after doing a load of laundry, and having an endless supply of wonderful hot water. Seem like paradise? It is and that’s exactly what you get with a tank less water heater services. Your 2 Sons Plumbing can have this delivered and installed in no time!
Basically, instead of constantly having to keep water hot like with conventional tank water heaters, a tankless water heater only uses energy when hot water is demanded. Turn on the shower – hot water is produced. Turn off the shower – hot water production ceases, thereby saving energy. A tankless water heater can literally pay for itself in just a few years.
Some alterations to existing gas and water lines and flue vent will have to be made to accommodate a tankless water heater if you currently have a conventional tank water heater. These alterations are typically minor and 2 Sons Plumbing will make the determination if your home can accommodate the alteration and get you on your way to endless, energy-saving hot water.