When you turn on a hot water faucet or shower, do you have to stand and wait for the water to finally get hot? Are you wasting hundreds of gallons of water each week waiting for your shower to get warm? If so, you should know that this annoyance is not something that you need just to accept and live with. There are several reasons for a long delay before getting hot water, and many of them can be fixed to help eliminate wasting water.

5 Reasons You Must Wait For Hot Water

  1. Distance- Your water heater is far away from the faucet, and it takes time for the hot water to travel to you. This issue is difficult to fix unless you add a second water heater to your home.
  2. Low Volume Restrictor- A volume restrictor will delay the delivery of hot water to the faucet or shower that you have turned on. Without removing the restrictor, you will not be able to get hot water any faster.
  3. Sediment Buildup- If there is a buildup of minerals and sediment in your water heater holding tank, then your water is not being adequately heated. The sediment creates a crusty layer on the heating element and actually works as insulation to reduce the heating capability. Regular water heater maintenance and tank flushes will eliminate this issue.
  4. Failing Water Heater- Older water heaters do not heat water as quickly or as well as they did when they were new. If you are noticing that the hot water is not as hot, or that it takes much longer to get hot, then the chances are that your water heater is at the end of its life. And it would be best if you planned to replace the unit before it fails completely.
  5. Undersized Water Heater- This often occurs when your hot water demands increase. A growing family will often discover that the water heater that was fine for two or three people is not able to meet the needs of a larger family. Installing a larger water heater is the best way to solve this issue and meet your households increased demand for hot water.

Another Option

If you are tired of waiting for hot water to arrive at a faucet that is located far from your water heater, there is a viable option. The installation of a small tankless water heater will solve your problem. These compact units are about two feet by two feet and can be mounted under a sink, in a linen closet, or a cabinet in the bathroom.

But the best feature of a tankless water heater is that it heats water instantly when you turn on a hot water faucet. And that hot water will continue to be available until you turn off the tap. This is because a tankless water heater heats the water as it flows through the pipe to the faucet or shower. There is no holding tank, so your supply is unlimited.

The compact size, ease of installation, and an unlimited supply of hot water make tankless units perfect for your master bathroom, a remote guest bathroom, or home addition that is located a considerable distance from your traditional water heater.

If you have concerns about your home’s hot water service, a call to the pros at Flow Plumbing is sure to provide you with answers to your questions and options to remedy the situation. Our full-service plumbing company has been assisting the community for over [XX] years, and we would be happy to help you as well.

When you call (214) 388-8838, a team member will always answer your call quickly and get you the information that you need about scheduling or even routing a licensed plumber to your home immediately for a plumbing emergency. And all of our work is backed by a full warranty and our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Don’t think that you have no options when it takes forever to get hot water from a faucet or shower. Call the pros at Flow Plumbing for the answers you need to get hot water more quickly and stop wasting a precious natural resource.