The weather in July may be scorching, but that doesn’t mean you want to take a chilly shower! Let’s have a look at why your shower won’t heat up.
Examine Your Hot Water Heater
Is your chilly shower a forewarning of deeper problems? Check to discover if the problem with your hot water is limited to your shower or if it affects all of your fixtures. A problem with your hot water heater is indicated by a whole-house hot water malfunction.
A blown fuse or a malfunctioning temperature gauge could be the source of the problem. Defective parts, sediment build-up, or other malfunctions could be the source of the problem. The water heater in your home should be maintained on a regular basis to ensure that it is operating effectively and efficiently.
A faulty heating element or tripped circuit could also be to blame in the case of electric water heaters. It is advisable to leave the diagnosis and repair of your electric water heater to the pros.
Consider Your Valve
It’s possible that the source of your hot water problem is right within your shower. A shower valve aids in the creation of the ideal mix of hot and cold water.
The perfect shower water cocktail might be ruined by a damaged or faulty shower valve. Valve pieces can potentially loosen and cause a blockage.
You may remove the shower valve and replace the broken components if you’re handy, but due to its location, it may be difficult to access, so it’s best to hire a professional.
Your Anti-Scald Device is Preventing You From Getting Warm
Your sinks have hot water, but your shower doesn’t? It’s possible that the safety setting that ensures your hot water isn’t scalding hot is set too high.
The anti-scald device prevents your shower handle from rotating too far in the hot water direction. Remove the handle and look for the anti-scald device located right beneath the faucet head.
Before reassembling the instrument, make any necessary adjustments and test the outcome.
Capacity of Shower
If you take a quick shower, your hot water heater may not be able to keep up with the demand.
Consider timing the usage of large appliances to allow your hot water heater to catch up with demand, or upgrading to a tankless water heater.
Take a dip in the pool or run through the sprinklers to stay cool this summer.
Call Copperfield Plumbing Services if you desire a hot, soothing shower and your home’s shower is giving you the cold shoulder.
So you can get back into your shower routine right away, our pros provide rapid, same-day treatment.