One of the most common complaints about plumbing in the Bronx is that there’s no hot water. What’s behind this pervasive issue? There’s two ways to look at this concern. First is the temperature of the water, and second is the supply.
If your hot water isn’t hot enough, or if it gets hot but doesn’t stay hot, the issue may be your water heater. Water heaters have an expected useful life of about 20 years, but the fact is that they can wear out much sooner if your family uses a lot of hot water or if the water heater is in less than ideal environmental conditions.
When looking at your water heater, keep an eye out for these red flags:
Leaks and puddles. The number one job of your water heater is to keep water inside of it. If the water is getting out, it’s time to call your Bronx plumber for help.
Any damage to the tank or components. Sometimes water heaters get damaged, either by the weather, or by items being shoved into them. Thermostats and controls can sometimes be repaired by your Bronx plumber.
Noises, including bangs, hisses, and squeals. A water heater should operate fairly quietly. Any noises, especially those that are loud enough to be heard from a distance, are worth investigating.
Sometimes the issues isn’t the temperature of the hot water. Rather, it’s the amount and pressure of the hot water. This instance will result in your Bronx plumber doing some investigative work. What are they looking for? Leaks. Leaky pipes can have a significant impact on your hot water supply. Not only does a leaky pipe leave you standing in a icy cold shower, but those leaks can damage your property. On top of that, you pay for every drop of that water – both to heat it, and then to waste it. Having leaking pipes fixed can save you money.