Ensure Your Shower Is In Good Condition with Professional Help
A shower is an energizing experience. However, showers also tend to be a source of problems. This is because they have multiple points of failure. To have a really good shower, you need water at the right temperature and at the right pressure. A shower is not a shower when it’s cold and a trickle from the showerhead.
Five common problems
This is why there are five common shower problems. Let’s go through them and their possible causes.
- a) You run out of hot water
One of the most common types of water heaters out there is the tank-type water heater. It is cheap and easily available. However, this type of heater only has a finite amount of hot water that you can use before you have to start heating again. The usual tank holds around 30 to 50 gallons. If you’re part of a large family, you’ll lament this fact if you are the one who has the last of the hot water.
- b) A Long wait for the hot water
Another problem with showers is connected to the last one. You may end up waiting for hot water to arrive. A hot shower is not as good as it could be if you start out freezing waiting for the heat to come. Tank-based heaters require you to wait for the water to boil to get a hot water shower.
- c) The drains are clogged
It’s not just the hot water from the showers that are a problem. When you shower, the water needs to drain away fast or you’ll end up with cold feet and a bit of discomfort. This means you need to have clear drains. Clogged shower drains can be the result of a various things. However, the most common is hair and other dirt creeping into the drains. This means they need to be cleaned regularly.
- d) Slow flow of water
One of the most unpleasant things that could happen is that you are showering, when suddenly the refreshing blast of water turns into a sprinkle. This can be bad especially if you’re all shampooed up and need to rinse. One of the most common reasons for this is your home’s plumbing using a lot of water in another part of the house. Sometimes, it can even be a leak or something worse.
- e) Surprise scalding
Another common problem is the surprise blast of water. Sometimes, when you’re having a hot shower, there’s a sudden blast of scalding hot water – not the pleasant warmth of normal hot water but near boiling water. This can be traced to a fault in your heater and your plumbing.
Getting professional help
With all of these problems, the best solution is to actually contact a professional plumber. Ozzy Plumbing can take a look at your plumbing and suggest possible solution that we can implement. Our suggested solutions are often beyond your capacity like adding in new pipes or giving the heater an overhaul.
With our help, you can ensure that your showers are always pleasant and problem-free.