Hot Water Out? What Can You Do Now?

Posted on: 15 October 2019

Few things will put a damper on your day like waking up for a hot shower and finding that there's no hot water to be had. Your entire family relies on that hot water heater every single day, so you're going to have to do something quick. Here, you'll find a few tips to help.

Contact a Water Heater Replacement Professional

The absolute fastest way to get this problem resolved is to hire a professional to take care of it for you. Sure, you could spend the day draining and troubleshooting the heater, but in the end, will you really know what to do if you find a problem? Expedite the process by bringing in a professional as soon as possible. He or she will be able to perform a few tests and provide you with a recommendation — it could be to repair the existing unit or to replace it with a new one. It'll be much faster than what you'd do if you were doing it on your own, and your family will appreciate that!

Plan for Tomorrow

Even with a professional coming out to help, there's still a chance that you'll not have hot water for a day or two, so you'll need to come up with some sort of plan to get everyone through without hot water for the time being.

Talk with friends and/or neighbors about using their shower. You do have the option of heating water on the stove and dumping it into the bath to get a warm bath, but that will take a lot of time and effort to get it done.

If you have a gym membership, consider hitting the gym for a quick shower before or after work. This way, you won't have to worry about it when you get home.

Consider an Upgrade

If you've been given a recommendation to replace the unit, it might be a good time to consider investing in an upgrade — a tankless hot water heater. This type of water heater doesn't have the huge holding tank that traditional heaters do. They heat the water as it moves through the system and cost much less to use through the years.

Contact a company like Ken Rentmeister Plumbing for help. He or she will walk you through the process of repair and replacement to get your hot water flowing for your family as quickly as possible.