Are you wondering why your hot water supply is running out faster than it should? Now is an excellent time to contact Steve’s Plumbing & Heating in Wisconsin Rapids. We can assess your water heater and get it performing in peak condition once again. The good news is that we can fix these types of problems in a relatively short period. Give us a call and let us help you when your water heater goes out.


Thermostat Problems

Your water heater has a thermostat that regulates the temperature of your hot water. It could be set too low, or it could be malfunctioning. When the thermostat goes bad, you’re likely to lose hot water in the heater. Thermostat problems are a bit tricky, so we’ll need to assess the problem before we decide what type of maintenance we need to perform. We may need to reset the thermostat or replace it if needed. Either of these jobs is easy and require little time.


A Bad Dip Tube?

If you suddenly feel cold water sooner than you should, there’s a good chance that the dip tube went bad. A dip tube is a long tube that attaches to the cold water inlet of the water heater. It stops about 8 inches above the bottom of the tank. The dip tube pushes cold water to the bottom of the tank where it is heated by a gas burner or electric heating element.


If the dip tube malfunctions, the cold water will mix with the heated water near the top. You’ll feel cold water a lot faster than usual.


Have You Ignored Your Water Heater?

One of the reasons a dip tube stops working is because you haven’t had your water heater professionally inspected by one of our technicians in a while. If we perform an annual inspection, we’re likely to catch a bad dip tube before you run out of hot water. An inspection covers all components of your water heater. We can identify small issues before they turn into costly repairs. If we find a bad dip tube, we’ll replace it and restore your water heater.


Dependable Water Heater Repair

If you are looking for reliable plumbing repair in Wisconsin Rapids, contact Steve’s Plumbing & Heating today. We specialize in drain maintenance, water heaters, and fixture installation. We can also help you with your upcoming kitchen or bathroom remodel. To schedule an inspection or get a free estimate, call us at 715-421-1800, or you can message us on our contact page.