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What to Do When Experiencing Hot Water Blasts in the Shower

If you are not living alone in your house, then you must have experienced being blasted by a gallon of hot water inside the shower especially when somebody else inside your home flushed the toilet simultaneously while you are taking a bath. A lot of American homes actually experience this kind of scenario. Understanding the source of the problem will help you realize that you actually need a professional plumber to fix something that isn’t going well in your water system.

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What’s the Reason Behind This?

When a family member flushes the toilet while you are taking a bath and a splash of hot water ruins your private time, your water system might have a trunk and branch structure. Meaning, the water supply travels through a bigger ‘trunk’ into smaller ‘branches’ that delivers water to every room. Meaning, if the shower room calls for water, there is a possibility that the water already in use is diverted into some intensity of temperature that is going to be used in the second room, in this case, the toilet. When the toiled necessitates a cold water, the shower will have to share this supply of cold water that would result into a relatively warmer water in the process of mixing hot water in the shower and stops only when the tank is filled.

In order to prevent this kind of annoying scenario, here are some tips you could do in your home.

Don’t Use the Toilet When Someone is Showering

Obviously, this is the easiest way possible. However, it is solely dependent on the agreement of your family members. Moreover, there are times that your kids might forget this reminder thus, you occasionally get blasts of hot water while showering.

Lessen the Water Level of the Toilet Tank

This is good but won’t necessarily stop the cause of the problem. However, this practice will strategically create a way to fill up the tank quicker and thus, creating a lesser possibility for the problem to occur. In order to do this, you will have to put jug of water in the tank or a bring would also be as good. The negative side of this however is that it is possible for your wastes not to drain properly.

Change Your Water

This is the most effective way in order to solve this problem. Since a professional plumber has the prior knowledge with water systems, they are capable of actually widening the ‘trunk’ or the passageway of the water from the source in order to deliver water more efficiently. Moreover, plumbers could necessarily put up a load balancing platform in order to resolve the issues of having blasted a significant amount of hot water while showering.

 

When you experience problems in your plumbing, there are certain solutions that you could possibly do on your own. However, in order to avoid worsening the problem, it is recommended to call professional plumbers to ensure that the job is going to be done efficiently.

 

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The Two Kinds of Sinks

There are three major pillars that you need to install in order to create a functional and elegant bathroom. The tub, toilet as well as the sinks are these three major parts that will affect your experience while using a bathroom. The sink, in particular, offers a variety of styles and types and choosing the right one to fit in your bathroom could be a bit of a hassle.

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In order to help you choose the right sink to install in your bathroom, here are the two major types of sinks that are popularly sold in the market today.

Pedestal Sink

This is one of the most famous kinds of sinks that are used in most modern houses today. Pedestal sinks are standing structures that are usually consists of a basin and a column used to support the former. Since this type of sink is relatively smaller than the other one, this could be a great choice especially when you are going to install it in a smaller bathroom where space is very limited.

Conventionally, the columns that support the basin are decorated in order to bring personality into your bathroom without necessarily occupying a large space. The basins’ shapes are usually like that of a bowl and don’t have flat surfaces around them.

Installing this kind of sink is comparatively easier especially that only involves installing the sink to the wall and connecting the faucet. As soon as the sink is mounted, accessing the pipes in order to do some minor water system repairs is relatively easier than that of the other types of sinks. Moreover, you could easily replace a defective faucet without necessarily unbolting installations on the wall.

Drop-in

This type of sink is built above a cabinet where the pipes are hidden and thus, consuming space inside the cabinet. The top area of this kind of sink gives additional space for placing the soap, toothbrushes and other things you typically put inside a bathroom. In this kind of sink, the cabinets could be colored or painted with designs to add life to the bathroom. Furthermore, the cabinets provide space for storing some cleaning materials and other things.

However, the cabinets will surely occupy some space making it not ideal for bathrooms with smaller size. Since the drop-in sink is installed on top of a cabinet, a hole is created to make way for pipes and other waterways such as faucet tube. In order to maximize space, most drop-in sinks have the same shapes and sizes such as oval or rectangular so that the design will not necessarily consume the whole bathroom. Just like the first type, you could easily do some repairs on the plumbing which is hidden inside the interior space of the cabinet.

Call a Professional Plumber to Help You Install Sinks

As a homeowner, one thing you need to understand is that the process of installing your new sink should be done by a professional plumber. This will not only ensure that the sink is properly placed, but this would also deter you from spending additional costs for repair once the sink is poorly installed.

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