Hot Water Not Coming out of the Shower
Reasons Why You’re Not Getting Hot Water From Your Shower
One of the most common plumbing problems that plague homeowners is a lack of hot water in the shower. Often, the problem is due to an issue related to your shower head. Here are some shower head issues and other causes to consider.
1. Your Water May Be Dirty
Before you begin working on your shower head, don’t forget to check the condition of the water. If your shower head appears to be clogged with sediment and debris, the chances are that this is the culprit. In such a case, you should install a water softener or a water filter.
2. Your Water Pressure Is Low
If you are already using a water-softening system or filter but still experiencing low water pressure, it is time to check your diverter valve. To do this, switch off the water supply and close your shower head’s flow control. Then, open the diverter valve and allow the diverting water to go into an empty bucket. If it does not go into the bucket, then you will have to replace the diverter valve.
3. Your Shower Head Is Clogged
Another possible reason for low water pressure in your shower is a clogged shower head. To test this, remove your shower head and allow the water to run freely from your pipe. If the water runs freely from the pipe but slows when the shower head is installed, then the poor water pressure is probably due to a clog.
4. Your Shower Head and Faucet Are Old
If you have been using the same shower head for years and it’s delivering low water pressure, there is a chance that it’s time to change the shower head. While you’re at it, you may want to consider replacing your bathtub faucet as well.
Contact a Trusted Plumbing Company
The easiest way to solve a hot water issue is to reach out to a qualified plumbing company. At FloHawks Plumbing + Septic, we provide all types of residential and commercial plumbing services throughout Puyallup, WA, and the surrounding areas. We can check your shower head, faucet, and pipes and take a look at your hot water heater to ensure that it’s working properly. Give us a call today to see how we can help you.