If you’ve been a homeowner for more than a couple of years, you’ve probably experienced at least a few of the plumbing problems on this top-ten list. Some you may have fixed yourself, others may have required the expertise of your local plumber. But whether you’ve handled a burst water heater in your basement or never once cleaned a faucet cartridge, this list proves that everyone has plumbing problems, sooner or later.
There are several potential reasons why you don’t have any hot water. Perhaps the pilot light on your gas-fueled water heater has snuffed out. Perhaps your water heater isn’t big enough for your family’s hot water demands. Or perhaps that big metal kettle in your basement has surpassed its twelve-to-fifteen year lifespan and finally gone kaput.