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Ethical Plumbing: Your Trusted Partner in Fixing Hot Water Heaters That Won't Stay Lit

When your hot water heater refuses to stay lit, it’s more than just a minor inconvenience – it’s a situation that can disrupt your daily routine and leave you without the warm water you depend on. At Ethical Plumbing, we understand the frustration this can cause, and we want to assure you that we are your go-to experts for resolving this issue efficiently and ethically. In this blog, we’ll not only provide you with some guidance on fixing a hot water heater that won’t stay lit but also explain why calling Ethical Plumbing is the best decision you can make.

The Frustration of a Cold Shower

We’ve all been there – eagerly stepping into the shower, only to be greeted by a stream of icy water. When your hot water heater refuses to cooperate, it can disrupt your daily life, making even the simplest tasks like doing the dishes or washing your hands feel like a chore. But before you consider a costly replacement, let’s explore how Ethical Plumbing can help you get your hot water back.

Why Choose Ethical Plumbing

  • Experience and Expertise

Ethical Plumbing boasts a team of highly skilled and experienced plumbers who have seen it all. No matter the make or model of your hot water heater, we have the knowledge and expertise to diagnose and fix the issue promptly and effectively.

  • Sustainable Solutions

At Ethical Plumbing, we believe in sustainability and eco-friendliness. When you choose us, you can be confident that we will always prioritize repair and maintenance over unnecessary replacements, reducing your environmental impact and saving you money.

  • Safety First

Safety is our utmost priority. When dealing with gas-powered hot water heaters, the risk of gas leaks or other hazards is real. Our plumbers are trained to handle these situations safely and ethically, ensuring your peace of mind.

Steps to Troubleshoot

While we strongly recommend calling Ethical Plumbing for professional assistance, here are some preliminary steps you can take if your hot water heater won’t stay lit:

  • Check the pilot light: Ensure it is properly ignited and that the flame is steady and blue. If not, follow your heater’s manual to relight it safely.
  • Clean the pilot orifice and burner: Dust, dirt, or debris can obstruct the pilot orifice or burner, causing the flame to go out. Gently clean these components, following safety precautions.

Inspect the thermocouple: Make sure it is correctly positioned in the pilot flame and not damaged. If needed, replace the thermocouple.


When your hot water heater refuses to stay lit, Ethical Plumbing is your trusted partner to restore warmth and comfort to your home. With our experience, commitment to sustainability, and dedication to safety, we are the plumbers you can rely on. Don’t let a cold shower ruin your day; call Ethical Plumbing today and let us get your hot water flowing again, all while keeping the environment and your budget in mind. Your satisfaction is our top priority!