In most cases, running out of hot water is due to a problem with the water heater. It could be a simple fix such as draining the water heater to remove a sediment build-up. This is more common in older water heaters that haven’t been flushed out for an extended period of time. More commonly, it indicates a problem with the water heater such as a bad thermostat or bad element in an electric water heater or, in the case of a gas water heater, an improperly functioning gas control valve. In either case, this is probably a job for an experienced plumber with the proper tools for diagnosing the correct problem.
Running out of hot water could also be a sign that something more serious is wrong, such as a leak under the foundation. This problem is indicated when you can hear water running in the walls, or under a sink for instance, but there is no visible water appearing. This problem will definitely require a trained technician to diagnose and repair.
At Sav-On Plumbing, we can diagnose and repair this problem quickly and efficiently, usually the same day. Call us-we will be happy to come examine your situation and give you an in-home estimate.