Imagine taking a hot shower and your water suddenly turns cold. If you’re reading this article right now, chances are you don’t need to imagine it. In this article, we’ll be looking at the most likely reasons why your last few showers have been with Arctic water (without confusing you, of course).
Your Water Heater May Have Issues.
We will start with the most obvious one. The most common issue when your water temperature fluctuates between hot and cold is down to your water heater having issues. Make sure to check the setting of your water heater; it may have gone down accidentally. With most water heaters, it is a problem that you can fix yourself, but if you find it difficult, do not mess with it and call a professional plumber instead. You don’t want to make things worse, after all.
Keep in mind that your water heater needs regular servicing as limescale build-up can occur. You should maintain the water heater in your house regularly to ensure that it operates properly and efficiently. If maintenance is not done regularly it can lead to bigger issues.
Check Your Valves.
If your shower-head mixer valve is damaged, you could get a freezing shower regularly. The mixer valve is in charge of mixing hot and cold water to guarantee that your chosen temperature is delivered. It won’t add enough hot water to the cold water to keep it heated for a long time if it’s damaged.
You may remove the shower valve and replace the broken components if you’re skillful, but it may be tough to reach due to its location. Get in touch with a professional and a qualified plumber can repair the damaged mixer valve and have your hot water running again in a matter of minutes.
Shortage Of Hot Water.
If you have a tank water heater, like a solar heater, you only have a set number of gallons of hot water at any given time. Sometimes your water heater won’t be able to keep up with the demand, so you will want to invest in a larger one if you are constantly running out of hot water. I recommend waiting for the water heater to heat up again once the hot water has gone out. Taking a shower while running the washing machine or dishwasher is not a smart idea, even if you have a large water heater. It would be best if you took a shower when you aren’t using these other gadgets simultaneously.
Size Of The Pipe.
Sometimes the source of the problem lies in the installation of the home’s plumbing. The diameter of the pipe may turn out to be too small.
A big diameter pipe from the water supply feeds individual fixtures in the bathrooms, kitchens, and other rooms, much like a stem and its branches. When one branch needs water, whether it’s to flush the toilet or turn on the water in a sink, it uses some of the water accessible to all the other branches.
Yes, It is possible to change the size of your pipes, but this will require a total makeover of your plumbing system, which can cost a lot and this can be a lengthy process.
With some knowledge of what’s going on and competent assistance on how to fix it, you can have a well-balanced, fully functional shower, no more cold showers. Contact your local plumbing professionals to assist you in achieving the proper water balance in the shower so that you can take your stress-relieving hot shower.