Whether you’ve just had a long day at work, a grimy outdoor workout or you’re simply looking forward to a shower, there’s nothing better than turning those hot taps up and enjoying high and steady hot water pressure. But what if you have unbearably low hot water pressure, or – worse still – no hot water pressure at all? Whether you can ignore it or not, low hot water pressure is something you should pay attention to immediately – and not just because life is better when the pressure is high!
Whether all you’re getting is a trickle, you find your hot water pressure low but cold fine, or your hot water pressure has all but completely gone, it’s time to face it: your plumbing needs attention! Ignore it and you could be left with more than just a nuisance.
Do you have leaking pipes on your hands? The classic signs are damp and wet spots, that musky smell, the presence of mould and mildew, or – in the worst cases – skyrocketing water bills and even damaged foundations. More likely, however, is that your shower head is just clogged up with sediment or a mineral build-up.
But if your shower head is clogged, that will affect both hot and cold water pressure. So if sediment is the culprit, that’s more likely to occur in your hot water system, which may simply require a professional hot water plumber and affordable flush.
Did the friendly, skilled, experienced and fully licensed guys from Affordable Plumbing Solutions plumb in your hot water system? If the answer is no, the problem might be incorrect installation, with the most common problem causing low hot water pressure being mismatched pipe diameters.
When a hot water system is working efficiently, that’s thanks in part to the filters that are doing a hard-working job to ensure top performance. And if they do their job really well for a long time, those filters can get clogged and need cleaning or replacing. Also common are faulty valves, and luckily that’s something else your plumber can easily help with.
If low or no hot water pressure is getting you down, a quick call to Affordable Plumbing Solutions will take you 100% there to a fast and affordable fix. While you’re waiting for us to arrive, ask yourself these questions:
Do you have low hot water pressure from every tap or just certain ones? Let your plumber know this crucial information that will speed up the fix.
A leak can be damaging, but repairing it could restore your water pressure. Make sure to tell your plumber if you see any of the signs of a leak, and don’t forget that it could be in the ceiling space, too.
If your bad water pressure is consistent throughout your house, you can rule out the hot water system. If it’s just the hot, check for leaks from your existing unit, and ask yourself if it’s still in warranty or if age could be a factor.
Armed with this information, it should be a fast, easy and affordable task for our highly-experienced North Shore Sydney plumbers to diagnose the problem and implement the remedy. We respond and work fast, we use all the latest technologies and tools, and we guarantee our workmanship throughout Sydney – Warrawee, Frenchs Forest, St Ives, Hornsby and beyond.
Sick of low hot water pressure? Give our friendly team a call right now!