A cool shower may feel refreshing on a hot summer day – but with autumn approaching, you’ve got a big problem on your hands if your shower water isn’t warming up! Before you call a professional to resolve the issue, there are several steps you can take to find out why your shower water isn’t getting hot.
Firstly, be sure to turn on all hot water faucets in your home. This may seem wasteful; however, this will help you determine if the problem is affecting your entire home or if it is an isolated issue.
If all faucets produce hot water, this means that the issue is isolated to your shower. If this is the case, the first thing to consider is the time of day that you are using the shower. If you are the last in a large household to shower or if you use the shower while major appliances are also in use, this could be the cause.
If you can determine that time of use is not the cause of the issue, you may need to repair or replace your shower valve.
If no faucets produce hot water or hot water immediately cools, you can then determine that the issue is affecting your entire home and may be caused by a component in your water heater. To start, determine that the temperature on your water heater is set correctly. If the temperature is correct, you may want to consider calling a professional to repair or replace the heater. Water heaters that are over ten years old often need to be replaced.
With Nebrasky, you can have confidence that we’ll get to the root of the problem and do the job right…the first time! Call us today at 1-800-989-0299 to set up an appointment.