Tips for Enjoying Your Showers

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Everyone appreciates a nice, warm shower. The day’s dirt and grime are swept away, and we’re refreshed and rejuvenated. Looking for simple ways to make your shower a bit more enjoyable without wasting too much water? Your plumbing experts at Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain have some ideas to make your shower as soothing and refreshing as possible!

Temperature Matters

There is nothing worse than being blasted by cold water when the warm water runs out in your shower. How do you ensure this doesn’t happen? Do not simultaneously run any other appliances that need hot water, like laundry machines or dishwashers. Also, allow at least fifteen minutes in between showers to ensure that your hot water heater has enough time to restore its reserves.

However, if your hot water heater can’t keep up with the demand for your household, this may mean that you need a bigger replacement. A hot water heater that is too small will have you constantly rushing through showers in order to beat the cold. Always talk to your plumbing experts about what type of hot water heater is best for your home when you are looking for a new installation or replacement.

What Is the Ideal Temperature for Hot Water Heaters?

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the ideal temperature for hot water heaters is 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature provides you with the perfect range of temperatures to make your showers as comfortable as possible without having to worry about water that will scold your skin. This temperature setting also helps prevent the growth of harmful bacteria in your hot water heater reserve tank, which is essential for keeping a healthy home environment.

The Perfect Water Pressure

Have you ever gotten in a shower at a hotel or someone else’s home and wish the water pressure was just a bit higher? Showers that feel like they are just sprinkling water on you definitely are not relaxing and sometimes can be quite aggravating as you try to get the soap off your body.

If your shower head starts to lose pressure you may need to clean out the showerhead. Over time, calcium deposits can build up, restricting the flow of water. Regardless of whether you need help with cleaning the showerhead or fixing a leaky pipe, a certified plumber will be able to help! They will also be able to adjust the flow restrictor if they find that it is the cause of the poor water pressure. Ensuring that you have the right water temperature brings you one step closer to achieving a comfortable shower experience.

Additional Relaxing Tips

  • Exercise beforehand. When your body has worked up a good sweat, there is a feeling of accomplishment and your body feels more at ease. Taking a shower afterward is the perfect way to relax your muscles (to avoid cramping and soreness).

  • Play some music. Whether you like to sing in the shower or are looking for a way to unwind, music can definitely help. From upbeat pop to slower classical music, there is something for any mood.

Bringing in the Professionals

Whether your shower has a leak at the shower nozzle or the drain is clogged, your professionals at Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain can help! Contact our team today for an estimate or for more information on our services!