Hot Water Heater Repair: Mixing Valves
The thing with plumbing is of course you are dealing with water. The longer the problem goes on, the bigger (and more expensive) the initial issue is going to be. One of the frequent calls we get is the hot water is no longer working or is spotty at best. This often comes to us with a hint of panic over the phone. Many a homeowner envisions lots of money flying out of their lives in order to replace a water heater. And sometimes we’re sorry to say yes that might be the case, but more often than not it’s a piece within the hot water heater that has gone awry and is easily replaced – that piece is known as a hot water mixing valve. Sometimes all is needed is a simple hot water heater repair!
Warm Shower Drips
If you have shut off your shower yet there is still hot water dripping from it, most likely this has to be your hot water mixing valve. What has most likely occurred is for whatever reason the ball in the valve has moved out of place and as a result warm water is able to pass through even though you think you’ve shut it off. This is something you replace not repair; it’s not that expensive and you’ll spend money over and over if you keep repairing it (breaks once, it will continue to do do!)
NO Hot Water
If your cold water is running strong but there is no hint of hot water know this has zero to do with your water supply and everything to do with your hot water mixing valve. Could need to be replaced, maybe it just needs a repair but trust us, that’s what is wrong.
Half Time Hot Water
If you are in an older home with an older hot water heater, this might be your situation. When their hot water mixing valves break, they show this by not being able to regulate their water temperature. As a result, hot water turns on sporadically as opposed to every time you try and get some. If this sounds like you call a professional to have a peek!
If you are experiencing difficulties with your hot water heater and suspect it might be your hot water mixing valve, give us a call today and we’ll have someone come and help with your hot water heater repair. Our team is a group of highly trained plumbing professionals. There is no plumbing issue we can’t take care of for you – Call today and we’ll have you back under a hot shower in no time flat!
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