Why is my hot water running out faster than it used to?

water-heater-repair-5Is your hot water running out in 5 minutes? As a plumber who has covered the Phoenix area for 30 years, this is a problem that I see quite often. Suddenly, you only have 5 minutes in the shower, and the hot water is gone.

The problem in this case is usually the hot water heater. The good news is that I can probably repair it without replacing it. If you are experiencing this problem please visit my page on water heater repair.

What causes hot water to run out faster than normal?

There are multiple problems that a hot water heater can have.

  • Bad dip tube. When the dip tube goes bad you are generally left with either Luke-warm water or hot water that runs out quickly. The dip tube adds cold water to the bottom of your water heater tank (the hot water is drawn from the top). When the dip tube is broken it allows the cold water to mix with the hot water at the top of the tank.
  • Bad heating element. Many water heaters have 2 heating elements. If, for example, the lower heating element goes bad, the water will not be heated.
  • Bad thermostat. The thermostat senses temperatures and tells the elements when to turn on and heat water.

About Rooter and Plumbing Services

Rooter & Plumbing Service in Phoenix, AZ is owned by Ron, an experienced expert, who has been servicing the Phoenix metro area since 1982. Ron believes in hard work, dedication and honesty and is willing to provide the best advice to all callers.

Rooter & Plumbing Service in Phoenix, AZ is able to offer lower and more reasonable prices because Ron believes in keeping his company small and personal. You can depend on qualified plumbers to take care of your plumbing repairs as well as sewer and drain cleaning needs. Rooter & Plumbing Service in Phoenix, AZ thanks you for providing us the opportunity to serve you and guarantees full satisfaction to all our customers.

What We Cover

We specialize in allowing our customers to speak directly to a plumber when they call. We are happy to give free advice over the phone and provide pricing on most jobs. Sewer rooter and drain cleaning is our primary focus. We do sewer inspections and repairs as well as locating. We do residential repairs and install fixtures such as disposals, faucets, toilets, hose bibs, angle stop valves and water heaters. We are not accepting re-pipe or remodel jobs of any kind at this time. We accept all major credit cards and take over the phone payments from out of town property owners.

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(602) 290-1448
530 E. McDowell Rd. Suite 303
Phoenix AZ 85004

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