It started with a dinner party.
You had lots of dishes to wash, and when the water surprisingly turned cold you assumed it was probably because you’d taken so long.
Then your spouse yelled at you for using all the hot water, even though you took a shower the night before.
When you had your own unintentional cold shower—that is, one that turned frigid 10 minutes in—you knew something was up. Your shower water was not hot enough. The hot water just wasn’t lasting as long as usual, and you have no idea how to fix it.
As busy homeowners, we always want a quick, simple fix. Sometimes that’s possible, but in other instances, it isn’t.
Because there are all kinds of reasons why hot water in a house might be running out faster than normal: power supply problems, rusty pipes, a pilot light out, sediment, a broken dip tube—and that’s just to name a … Read Full Post »