As a Professional plumber with more than 10 years of expertise, I am aware of the irritation that results from getting lukewarm or cold water while in the shower despite putting the faucet to the warmest setting.
There are a number of potential causes for your shower water not being hot enough, and in this tutorial, I’ll go over each one with you and offer workable fixes so you may once again take a relaxing, hot shower.
Is Your Water Heater Set to the Right Temperature?
The temperature setting on your water heater should be checked first. No matter how much you crank the shower faucet, you won’t get hot water if the temperature is set too low. Follow these instructions to make sure your water heater is adjusted to the proper temperature:
Find the temperature dial or control panel on your water heater.
Close to 120 degrees Fahrenheit (49 degrees Celsius) should be the desired temperature. The majority of homes are advised to select this setting since it provides hot water while lowering the possibility of scalding.
Are You Experiencing Low Water Pressure?
The temperature of your shower water might also be impacted by low water pressure. If the pressure is too low, the supply of hot water could not be enough to keep the temperature steady. What you can do to solve this problem is as follows:
To see if other faucets in your house are also having low water pressure, check them out. If so, there might be an issue with your primary water supply.
Verify that the water heater’s shut-off valve is all the way open.
To clear any mineral buildup that might be restricting water flow, clean the showerhead and faucet aerator.
Does Your Water Heater Need Flushing?
Your water heater’s efficiency and the temperature of the water it generates can both be impacted by sediment and mineral deposits that can accumulate over time. The performance of the water heater can be enhanced by flushing out these deposits. Here is how to go about it:
Cut off the gas or electricity going to the water heater.
The water heater’s drain valve is located at the bottom. Connect a garden hose to it, and then connect the other end to a drain or outside.
When the water flows clear, the majority of the silt has been washed out, so open the drain valve and let the water flow out till it does.
Is Your Water Heater Insulated?
The amount of hot water available for your shower may decrease if your water heater is situated in a chilly area since it may lose heat quickly. Improve the heat retention and water temperature by insulating the water heater and hot water pipes. What you must do is as follows:
Buy an insulating blanket made especially for water heaters.
Apply tape or straps to the blanket after wrapping it around the water heater.
To stop heat loss as water goes from the heater to your shower, insulate the hot water pipes with pipe insulation foam.
Are There Any Plumbing Leaks?
Cold or lukewarm water may come out of your shower as a result of leaking pipes or faucets that mix hot and cold water. Look for any obvious leaks in your plumbing and fix them right away. It’s recommended to call a qualified plumber to locate and resolve the issue if you suspect concealed leaks.
How does the National Plumbing Service Handle These Issues in London?
Our skilled plumbers are prepared to handle any of your water heating issues thanks to their years of training and experience. Here’s how we can assist if you have problems with the temperature of your shower:
Thorough Inspection: To identify the source of the issue, our plumbers will perform a thorough inspection of your water heater, plumbing system, and shower fittings.
Temperature Adjustment: If your water heater’s temperature setting is off, our knowledgeable plumbers will make the necessary adjustments to give you the ideal shower temperature.
Pressure Check and Cleaning: To increase the flow and warmth of the water in your home, we’ll check the water pressure there and clean the showerhead and faucet aerator.
Professional Flushing: To remove sediment and other impurities from your water heater, our crew will perform a professional flushing.
Contact Us for a Free Quote
Do not hesitate to contact National Plumbing Service London if you are having problems with the temperature of your shower. With dependable solutions, our skilled plumbers are prepared to help you with any water heating issues so you may take a refreshing and pleasurable shower.
For a free estimate and skilled handling of your plumbing concerns, call (0203 488 1053) us right away. With National Plumbing Service London, you can say good-bye to the discomfort of cold showers and hello to the comfort of hot water once more.