A common complaint that is often overlooked for fear of repairing a water heater is that the water takes too long to heat up or the tap water doesn't come out enough. The reasons for this can be many, including poor installation, faulty parts, or a tank that is not large enough to meet the needs of the home.

Old or damaged heating elements should be replaced if found. If neither of these procedures fix your water heater, you may need to consider upgrading to a larger tank. You can also contact a professional plumber or visit the Franklin Plumbing website.

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If you find that the tank is leaking, you may need to repair the heater. The damage to the tank, usually is caused by oxidation. If you see a hole in the bottom of the tank and have so far been able to track a water leak, chances are all your heaters need to be replaced.

As with any low hot water supply, you should first check if your water heater is only emitting cold water indicator lights.  Also, check the power supply to make sure everything is working properly. If none of these simple solutions work, more complex boiler repairs, such as replacing the thermostat or heating element, may be necessary. In this case, it is better to call a specialist who will deal with the matter.

Whenever repairing a water heater, be sure to follow all necessary safety precautions, as the work can be dangerous. Always turn off the electricity, turn off the water during ignition before making any repairs. If you are unsure or if you find serious damage to your water heater, contact a professional.