In August, a cold shower may sound wonderful. In January in Brooklyn Heights, not so much. If you’ve suddenly started experiencing no hot water in your home, or you have hot water but only on a limited basis, keep reading to learn what you need to do.
Can Cold Weather Cause A Lack of Hot Water
We’re in the coldest part of the year. It is true that cold weather can cause a lack of hot water, but frankly, this issue is more common in parts of the country that aren’t built to withstand the cold that we normally get in Brooklyn Heights. If for some reason your water heater and pipes are in uninsulated areas, it’s possible that they can get cold enough that your hot water supply suffers. If this is the case, you’re also likely paying a lot more for your hot water than you need to. It’s a good idea to talk to your Brooklyn Heights plumber about having your tank and pipes insulated.
If Your Water Heater Tank is Leaking, Call The Plumber Right Away
Most water heaters have a tank where heated water is stored, waiting to be used. When you have no hot water, take a look at your water heater. The number of puddles you should see is zero. There should be no water leaking from your water heater at any time. If there’s water leaking from your water heater tank, this is a very clear sign to call your Brooklyn Heights plumber right away. A leaking water heater is potentially very hazardous and must be dealt with promptly.
Check the Power Supply
If the flow of electrical power or gas to your water heater is impeded, you will have no hot water. If this involves anything more complicated than plugging the water heater back in, call your plumber. In any instance where you have a gas leak or problem with the gas lines leading to the water heater, call your plumber for emergency service.