What should you do if the hot water supply is too low?

This problem could be due to some mineral build up or corrosion in your heater. Perhaps you should look into having the pipes flushed as this could help restore better supply. The mineral build up and corrosion could be clogging up the pipes, so water flow is reduced. Also ensure that the controls to the water pressure and the thermostat are turned up all the way. Sometimes the controls may be accidentally turned the other direction. Apart from this, check the water tank to see if it is under-capacity. If it is, then you need to get a bigger tank.

 

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