It is always frustrating when your hot water is not performing as it should. Water coming out of the tap that is cold, too hot or has a fluctuating temperature is a sign that something is wrong with your plumbing or heating. Along with leaking taps in Torquay or problems with sewer pipe lining Solihull, issues with hot water are common across the nation. Here are some steps to take if your hot water is not working.
Boiler check

Check your boiler for any obvious faults on the display. You can look up the specific fault online to find the recommended action.

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Check your boiler thermostat

Water that is too hot can be caused by your boiler thermostat setting being too high. According to Energy Guide, the ideal temperature at which to set your boiler is 60C. This is so that the water flow is hot enough to kill any bacteria.

Loose connections

If your heating is working but you have no hot water, there could be a loose connection in the thermostat. It could also be caused by a broken thermostat switch. Check each connection and tighten it before retrying.

Expert help for hot water problems

In some cases, you may be able to find and fix the cause of your hot water problems; in other cases, you may need to hire a plumber. In the case of drain repairs, you may need to contact a specialist such as With hot water issues, some problems may also be out of the scope of an average DIYer.

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Thankfully, hot water problems are usually a simple fix once you know what you are doing. Take time to find the cause and obtain expert help if you need to do so.