How to Increase Hot Water Pressure in Shower
Ever bear the unfortunate circumstance of stepping into your shower and the water is freezing even with the hot water turned on? Although this is the most unpleasant surprise, it has a very simple solution. If your water pressure is just fine for your cold water supply, but diminishes as soon as you turn the hot water dial, it's likely that the issue has something to do with mineral deposits from hard water.
If you’re experiencing colder shower temperatures more frequently, then you’ll want to know these essential tips:
Check the Showerhead. Sometimes the quickest solution to acquiring warmer showers is just to check the shower head. As it turns out, shower heads get clogged from time-to-time and will cause a decrease the flow rate of hot water. If your shower head is clogged, you can either clean it extensively or just install a new fixture all together.
View Your Cold Water Supply. Believe it or not, sometimes there’s an influx of cold water in your water heater and it blocks the source of warm water altogether. If you think this may be the issue, contact a certified plumber to asses the situation at hand.
Install a Water Softener. Many times a standard water softener is the solution to your hot water needs. Sometimes within a tankless water heater, there are mineral deposits that build up and obstruct the flow of hot water into your pipes. Luckily, a water softener will break up those deposits and make hot water more accessible. In addition: a water softener also supplies cleaner, healthier water to your home!
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