It can be quite annoying to lose hot water in your bathroom. It is not something anyone wants to do, especially if they have to take a cold shower. You may have hot water problems in your bathroom. You should call your local plumber to diagnose the problem.
Your pipes or pipe line could be to blame if your bathroom is the only one that doesn’t have hot water. Your pipes may be corroded, causing water-flow to stop, especially if your home is older.
Most pipes will be damaged from the inside, and this can be caused due to minerals in the water. This happens most often in areas with hard water. The corrosion results in water-flow stopping and pipes will likely need to be replaced.
If your pipes appear to be in good condition and show no signs of corrosion, it could be your pipe line. If a water heater is installed on the opposite side of an area that receives hot water, it could be cooling the water too fast before it reaches its destination. A Long Beach emergency plumber can inspect the pipe line and determine if it has been installed in the most efficient manner.
Sometimes, a pipe line can travel through areas that are not well insulated or where temperatures are very low. Your plumber might suggest that you either install another water heater near the bathroom, or insulation your pipe line to solve this problem.
It doesn’t appear that the problem is corroded pipes. What can we do now? Checking the pipes for leaks is the final step. You can often find a leaky pipe by inspecting them closely and checking your water pressure.
A PARTIALLY CLOSED VALE
Valved pipe lines have the advantage of allowing you to shut off water flow when repairs are required. Pipe lines can sometimes be partially closed after a plumbing job. This is a common problem and easy fix. Follow the pipe line connecting the bathroom and the water heater to locate the valve. Once you find it, simply open it again.
A temperature regulating valve is also installed by plumbers. This regulates water’s temperature, so it doesn’t get too hot or too cold. This valve may be all you have to worry about.
If your faucet seems to lack hot water, it is likely that minerals have accumulated, making it clog. While cold water may seem to be flowing fine, it’s likely that the clogging is resistant to hot water-flow. This happens because higher temperatures can cause more mineral deposits.
If you have hard water in the past, a Long Beach plumber can help get your faucet working again. Your plumber might also find that your faucet may be misaligned. A few adjustments should suffice.
The pressure of water can affect the hot water in your bathroom. This can be easily checked by using a pressure tester. This can be bypassed if the pressure coming out of your bathroom faucet equals the pressure from the water heater.
You may want to inspect the water heater as well as the pipe pathway. You may need to increase the size of your water heater to meet your home’s needs. This will cause hot water to stop flowing in certain areas.