When you have no hot water pressure, what do you do? That question may fill you with confusion, but have no fear; Ben Franklin is here to help with all of your plumbing maintenance needs. There are a few easy steps you can take to see if this is a problem you can fix yourself.
Check Multiple Locations
The first thing you want to do is check multiple locations to see if the issue is focused in one location (a sink or shower), or if it is house-wide. If the problem affects only one area, the issue most likely involves the plumbing for that particular location. Having no hot water pressure in multiple locations indicates that there could be an issue with your hot water heater.
Check Hot Water Heater
If the issue extends throughout the house, you will want to check if your hot water heater is working properly. There are many valves that can be accidentally turned, creating issues with your hot water. Specifically, you will want to check the pressure reducing valve on your heater. If the thought of doing this alone concerns you, our technicians specialize in water heater repair. We are always here to provide you with plumbing maintenance help and expertise.
Check for Leaks in the Area
If you haven’t found a problem with your heater, the next step is to check with your neighbors and others in the area and see if they are experiencing similar issues. If they are having the same problem, there could be a water line leak in your area. If this is the case, you will need to contact your local water department to let them know of the problem.
If the problem of no hot water pressure is too difficult or complicated for you, give us at Ben Franklin a call. We have all the answers to your plumbing maintenance questions.