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From United Plumbing in Los Gatos: Tips on Quick Fixes When Your Water Heater Runs Out of Hot Water

August 4, 2023

Your water heater, is it failing to provide the lengthy, hot showers you once enjoyed? Some valuable insights and practical suggestions from United Plumbing are here before you settle for tepid baths. As Los Gatos’s trusted provider of plumbing services, we’ve encountered and solved numerous instances of water heaters rapidly running out of hot water.

Why is Your Water Heater Not Performing Well? Let’s Understand.

There are multiple factors that could lead to your water heater not supplying hot water as long as it once did:

Sediment Build-up: With time, water minerals can gather at the heater’s bottom, occupying space and reducing the water volume the tank can store.

Faulty Thermostat: Your water might not reach the desired temperature if the thermostat is not working properly.

Damaged Heating Elements: If a heating element is malfunctioning, it could lead to underperformance of your water heater.

Incorrect Tank Size: If you’re using more hot water due to family expansion or more appliances, your existing water heater may not meet the new demand.

The Problem-Solving Steps

Step 1: Verify Your Thermostat Settings

Diagnosing a water heater problem begins with checking the settings of the thermostat. The suggested setting generally ranges between 120 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. If the thermostat is set appropriately, the problem is likely elsewhere.

Step 2: Give Your Water Heater a Flush

Enhancing its efficiency is possible by flushing the water heater to remove any sediment build-up. Our earlier blog post titled ‘How To Flush Your Water Heater’ provides an in-depth guide.

Step 3: Inspect the Heating Elements

Heating elements can deteriorate over time. A faulty heating element might be to blame if you’ve flushed the tank and hot water is still insufficient. While replacing the heating elements might solve the problem, it’s a job ideally left to the experts.

 Step 4: Ponder Over an Upgrade

If your family has expanded or you’ve added hot water-consuming appliances, upgrading to a larger tank or a tankless water heater might be worth considering. A professional plumbing service can assist you in deciding the most suitable options based on your hot water needs.

If You Need Assistance, United Plumbing is Here

Are you uncomfortable handling these tasks on your own? Or have you tried all the above and still are encountering the problem? That’s when United Plumbing can step in. As seasoned professionals serving Los Gatos, we provide:

Expert Diagnosis: We accurately identify the issue to deliver the most effective solutions.

Professional Repairs: All repairs are carried out by our skilled team adhering to safety guidelines.

Personalized Advice: We assist you in selecting the best-suited water heater for your individual needs.

Do not allow a defective water heater to disrupt your daily routines. Reach out to United Plumbing today, and let’s make sure your Los Gatos home has a reliable and constant supply of hot water.”

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Our Reviews

Nancy Ghodrat
Nancy Ghodrat
2023-12-09
Bella is very knowledgeable about tankless water heaters. She determined that the heater that I purchased from Amazon was the wrong model. She went above and beyond the call of duty. She drove me in her car to the UPS store so I can return the heater and then drove me to the supplier store in San Jose (Pace Supply) so I can buy the correct one. She is very honest and showed me the wholesale price of the heater and used her coupon to get me the wholesale price. Umed, the technician, is an expert and did a great job installing the unit. He arrived on time, was very polite, and cleaned the area after his work was done. Bella and Umed put the customer first and provided an excellent service. I highly recommend United Plumbing because of Bella and Umed, their honesty, great service and expertise.
Catherine Hu
Catherine Hu
2023-11-24
Technician Beck came on thanksgiving day, working from 3pm till almost 9pm, to replace a new water heater. In the middle of the installment, he even had to go back to his office and pick up new parts. It was very difficult to set up the tubes at my place since the space for the tubes/water heater was limited. Technician was very patient and friendly the whole time. The pipes after Beck’s work are better designed. I am very grateful they are willing to come on a big holiday like thanksgiving, getting the challenging work done without any complaints. Otherwise it would be a cold shower thanksgiving for us. Highly recommend.
DR BLOCK (DRBLOCK)
DR BLOCK (DRBLOCK)
2023-10-31
United was quick to do an inspection and quote to replace our 20 year old tank water heater for a tankless and was able to start the job the same day. Professional and great service and the price was the lowest I received out of 3 or 4. Highly recommend!
gzarris
gzarris
2023-10-30
Quality work. Respectful of the property, and clean. Showed up on time. Alex gave good advice, answered numerous questions and only charged for the work performed per agreement. We will call them again.
Alvin & Mae Reyes
Alvin & Mae Reyes
2023-10-21
Yuri was great! Yuri came to inspect the pipes that were hearing while the water is running but unfortunately we weren’t able to hear anything at the time of the inspection. Yuri was able to install a new faucet in my kids bathroom. If you are looking for a plumbing company use United Plumbing, from the office to the field the service was great! I will definitely use Yuri and United plumbing again in the future.
Eugene Shoykhet
Eugene Shoykhet
2023-10-18
Amazing service for my low water pressure problem. Highly professional and timely
CB Chang
CB Chang
2023-10-07
Very quick responses with quality service, flexibility to adopt schedule change is good. Technician is professional and friendly. Services charge is very reasonable. I will definitely utilize their services in the future.
Anil Nanda (AKN)
Anil Nanda (AKN)
2023-10-03
They are professional. To the point. Fair transaction. And they provide warranty on their work which is great.
ted schram
ted schram
2023-10-03
They were able to come the same day I called. Service was quick and to the point, and the price was reasonable.
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