Not Enough Hot Water For A Shower?
We’ve all had it happen to us before. We step in to a steaming shower, just for the hot water to turn cold after a few minutes. It seems like you never have enough hot water when you need it. There could be many reasons why this is happening.
Diagnosing The Hot Water Problem
The first thing you need to do is check the other taps around the house to see if the problem is isolated to the shower. If this is a plumbing problem that occurs around the house, it is likely that there is a problem with your water heater and you will need to contact your local plumber to arrange a call out to diagnose and repair the problem.
If the hot water problem is isolated to the shower only, it may be caused by a blockage in the pipes which may be restricting the flow of water or it might be down to a faulty shower valve. If you’re experience with DIY around the house, you may be able to shut off the water, disassemble the pipes and check for any blockages that may be obstructing the flow of hot water.
If you’re unsure that you are able to fix the problem yourself, it would be a good idea to call in a professional. Diagnosing the problem is the easy bit. However, fixing it can be a complicated process that requires full working knowledge of how a shower functions. The last thing we want to see is a DIY job gone wrong, costing you a lot more money to fix than you would have spent if you called a plumber to begin with. It would be best to call an experienced plumber who knows how to flush the shower valve, remove any obstructions in the pipes, and replace any damaged components that longer function properly.