Ottawa winters are some of the coldest out there! With temperatures often going lower than -20°C in January and February (or worse), it’s no wonder that so many Ottawa homeowners come home to frozen pipes, flooded basements, and water damage. If you’re not careful, this can happen to you, too!
Kanata Plumbing Company Experts from John the Plumber Explain Why Your Hot Shower Water May Not Be Flowing
When turning on the shower, nobody likes to find out that there is no hot water left. A lack of hot water can be attributed to a number of different factors. For example, if the water never heats up, this could simply mean that the water heater hasn’t been working long enough and needs a little time to warm up again. However, if the water turns cold unexpectedly, then your shower’s plumbing could be at fault.
Here at John THE Plumber we believe in safety first so we’ve decided to teach you a little bit about the plumbing valves that control this situation so you understand they weren’t designed primarily for your comfort and pleasure- it’s a matter of safety.
Interestingly, two concerns we rhythmically receive during cold weather is that the water temperature or the water pressure of ones shower(s) has become inconsistent or unreliable. These are items that are noticed more when taking a hot shower simply feels more important, but in fact isn’t occurring because of cold weather; it’s happening because your hot water mixing valve has stopped working properly.
During the winter season we often hear the same complaints over and over, two of them being is that either the water temperature or the water pressure of ones shower has become inconsistent or unreliable. Inclement weather is often blamed for this and we’re here to tell you it has nothing to do with the cold, and everything to do with your hot water mixing valve not working properly.
As we open this winter season, we have encountered many a homeowner that feels they keep running out of hot water quickly, but aren’t able to invest in a bigger water tank. This lead us to write this blog and explain you may well not require a bigger tank to receive the amount of hot water you want daily; all you have to do is install what is called a “Thermostatic Mixing Valve”.
Blocked sink drains are annoying and can bring on some anxiety as we anticipate the water overflowing onto our floor. Stay calm; there are several processes you can try to unclog your sink on your own, and John The Plumber is here to advise you on exactly what to do.
So what is the lifespan of a residential hot water tank? Well this depends on many things. The first one are the properties at the hot water tank itself; is electric or gas? Tankless or tank? What is the size? How many people live in the house and what kind of use does it get (this is a big one!)
Mississauga Plumbers Tell You How to Get Hot Water to Your Faucet Faster No one likes to wait for hot water to reach the pipes, especially not in the colder months. However, more often than not, you’re lingering in a cold bathroom, waiting for the water to turn hot. It’s even more bothersome if you…