Why Has My Hot Water Gone Cold?

ShowerThere are very few things in life more uncomfortable than a cold shower or more unsanitary than a sink full of icy dish washing water. Some swear by the awakening properties of freezing cold streams of water or argue that it simply takes just a little more elbow grease to wash dishes in cold water, however most people enjoy the luxury of hot water, especially when they have paid good money for a functioning hot water system.

So why is your hot water system not working? There could be many reasons why your lovely warm water is not flowing through to the sink, shower or drain that you wish it to. Here are some of the main culprits you need to hunt down once you’ve warmed up and are on the hunt!

  • Someone’s Using the Water
  • Individual Fixture Malfunction
  • In Need of Repair

Someone’s Using the Water

A serious crime in any household, the use of the hot water tap, when someone else is in the shower is tantamount to a week of dishwashing duties. If your hot water flow significantly decreases whilst you are in the shower, your most likely culprit is that someone is using the water elsewhere in the house.

Similarly, the increasing number of showers, loads of washing, dishwasher or sink fills can tax your hot water system’s maximum capacity. It can take over 30 mins for some water heaters to re-heat a full tank of water. Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas carry a range of larger hot water systems and instantaneous solutions that simply heat the required amount of water as it moves through a heated coil, that may be able to assist with your growing families water requirements.

Water pipe repair

Individual Fixture Malfunction

If the water is running at your desired heated temperature from all the other taps and shower heads in your home except one, then you will most likely find it is something simple that is faulty with that particular plumbing fixture. Broken showerhead mixing valves, which regulate the mix of hot and cold water, are a common issue, however your problem may extend into the pipes in the walls so be sure to call a plumber for any repairs and replacements.

In Need of Repair

Have you checked the water temperature settings haven’t been fiddled with? Is the electricity supply turned on or pilot light still lit? If all the basic checks come back with no reason why your system shouldn’t be functioning properly, it’s time to call in the experts. Heating elements can be burnt out or become encrusted with sediment, temperature control valves can be faulty, or you may have a blockage in the pipes, all jobs for a licensed plumber and gas fitter.

Who Do I Call to Fix My Hot Water Problems?

Mainline Plumbing & Cheap Hot Water & Gas Fully Equiped UteMainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas are your experts in hot water. Whether it be to repair a leaking valve or a full replacement of your hot water heating system, you can be assured that Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas carry the skills and experience to ensure the job is done professionally and on budget.

Call the team at Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas
on 9791 1608 (Bunbury) or 9759 1317 (Dunsborough) today and organise your free, no-obligation quote, or call-out fee-free inspection today.