Solving Hot Water Pressure Problems
Low hot water pressure can worsen over time as sediment, rust and mineral deposits accumulate in pipes and inside the water heater. Galvanized pipes are especially prone to clogging over time.
Another common source of low hot water pressure is faucet aerators that have a buildup of mineral deposits. To remove mineral build up from aerators and shower heads, remove them from the fixture and soak them overnight in vinegar.
Finally, the water heater itself may be clogged or simply worn out. Accumulated sediment in the water heater tank can reduce heating efficiency over time. Check you water heater owner’s manual for instructions on flushing the water heater tank. If the water heater is more than 10 years old it’s probably more cost effective to replace it rather than repair it, since a new water heater will offer higher efficiency.
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