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Why is My Water Heater Not Working?

When you step into the shower after a long day, “Why is my water not getting hot?” is the last question you want to ask yourself. Here are some possible reasons why your water heater isn’t working and some troubleshooting tips to help you restore hot water to your home. Remember to turn off the power to your hot water heater before making any repairs in order to stay safe.

No Power Supply

The first problem you should check for if your water heater isn’t heating your water is whether the heater is actually on. Check if the circuit breaker has tripped or a fuse has blown, and replace the fuse if it has. If the circuit breaker has tripped, switch it off and on again. This will restore power to your water heater.

Faulty Thermostat

If you still don’t have hot water, check the power to the water heater’s thermostat. Like an air conditioner’s thermostat dictates the temperature of your home, the one on the water heater controls the temperature of the water inside. Make sure that the temperature is set correctly and that the thermostat is on. If the thermostat still isn’t working, replace it with a new one. 

Is the Heating Element Working?

You should test the heating element simultaneously with the thermostat, as the heating element only works if the thermostat works and vice versa. By doing this, you can be sure that both are working properly. Test the heating element once you make sure that it has power, and replace it if it doesn’t heat the water.

When to Call a Professional

If you still can’t find the source of the problem or aren’t comfortable conducting repairs on your water heater, contact a professional for help. The experts at Parker & Sons Plumbing have the skills required to do quality water heater repairs on any water heater. When you choose Parker & Sons, you can trust us to find the best solution to get your water heater up and running again.

For more information about water heater repair or to schedule an appointment, contact Parker & Sons Plumbing today.

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Professional Services You Can Count On
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What Our Customers Say

Fast & Reliable

Very fast response. Reliable and even let us do some of the work to keep costs down. Really worked with us to sort through alternatives to find the best solution. I have used them about 5 years ago and will certainlycall them again if I ever need anything.

Roberta C.

Very Knowledgeable

I recently had several plumbing leaks repaired and couldn’t be happier with the prompt service I received from Parker and Sons. They are very knowledgeable, friendly, reasonably priced, and do quality work. I would definitely recommend them to my family and everyone. I would trust them to repair any leak in the house.

Stacey C.

Amazing Service!!!

Amazing service!!! Called and came the same day within 2 hrs. Our toilet had to be re-fitted and snaked. They did a beautiful job on the re-fitting and got the large piece of plastic out of the toilet. Will definitely be recommending them to friends and family. Great service, great people, hard to find these days!!!

Shakira C.

Excellent Service!

Excellent Service! We had some work done on our kitchen and Parker and Sons were able to come out to our house and help us with our remodel. Great guys and great service. I would recommend them to anyone needing a plumber service.

Brad B.

Great to Work With

Jim and his guys are great to work with. Had Parker & Sons come out to take a look at an AC unit at one of my rental properties. Unit is in the attic. Had to replace a coil on it and did a great job. Will definitely use again.

Jeff C.

Amazing Staff!

I have referred Parker and Sons to all of my customers and I would not think of referring anybody else. They have been great and very punctual. All of the plumbers and office staff have been amazing!

Miguel B.

Reasonable Prices

I was in good hands today with journeyman plumber Mark Rizley. He remained until all was better than before. He replaced a PRV and improved a mediocre repair recently done by another well known local company. The price remained reasonable despite the extra effort needed for the job. Well done Mark! Parker and Sons will be my first call in the future.

Todd D.

Fantastic Company!

This is a fantastic company with outstanding professionalism, quality of work, and customer service. While their prices are extremely competitive, their work doesn’t feel cheap like some of the companies you can hire of off Craigslist or on a FB yard sale page. This is a reputable company with proven work and licensed, skilled technicians.

Ben A.

Fair Prices & Excellent Work

Have used Parker & Sons 3 different times, once for a huge complex plumbing repair and twice for smaller jobs. Fair prices and excellent work/fast response time every time.

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