In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basics on why your hot water heater might be taking too long to provide water to various fixtures. There are a few reasons why this could be happening, some that are relatively easy to remedy and others that may require a bit more in-depth consideration.

At City Creek Plumbing, we’re happy to offer a wide range of water heater services, including to any home or building dealing with this issue. What are some other possible reasons for this issue, and what can be done about it? Here’s a rundown.

Built-Up Sediment

Sediment is a well-known enemy of water heaters for several reasons, one of which being that it can cause the heater to work less efficiently. This, in turn, means that it takes longer for water to heat up.

The good news is that this is one of the easier problems to solve and simply requires you to flush the tank on a semi-regular basis. This can be done on your own if you have a few very basic tools and some time to spare, but we also offer this service if you would rather not do it yourself.

The Wrong Size

If your home or business has experienced a recent influx of people, or if you’ve added new appliances that require hot water (a dishwasher, for example), then the issue might be that your current water heater is no longer the right size for your needs.

In this case, you will likely need to upgrade to a new, larger water heater. We can help you select and install the perfect model for your needs, and we’ll make sure that it is properly sized so that you don’t run into this problem again.

Water Heater Recovery Time

Finally, it’s possible that your water heater is simply dealing with an extended recovery time. Recovery time refers to how long it will take the tank to begin delivering hot water again after its stores have been depleted.

If your recovery time is unusually slow, this is usually caused by one of two things: a lack of insulation or a problem with the heating element. In either case, we can take a look and see what needs to be done to get your water heater back up and running as efficiently as possible.

If you’re having trouble with a slow hot water heater, or if you think that you might need to upgrade to a new model, give us a call today. Our team of experts will be more than happy to help you find the perfect solution for your needs. Contact us at City Creek Plumbing to set up an appointment and find out what some vital next steps are!