Answers to Your Plumbing Questions in Midland and Mundaring
Probably a lot more than you realise – precisely because you DO take certain things for granted, such as:
1. There will always be plenty of coffee for that all-important first cup in the morning.
2. Your favourite TV show will air, on time and on the appointed day, without fail.
3. You’ll always have clean clothes to wear, even if you’re not the one doing the laundry.
4. And, you’ll always have plenty of hot water to take a shower, no matter what the time of day.
Uh, not so fast on #4. If you live in a multi-person household with everyone trying to get out the door at the same time, is there really always enough hot water for everyone? Well, that’s a blog for another time because today we’re going to address another “pain in the shower” event, one that occurs far more often than a sudden loss of hot water. And that’s when the water pressure suddenly drops when someone else is flushing a toilet.
Does this sound familiar? Well, here’s a quick and painless remedy. Turn the toilet’s shut-off valve clockwise, but not all the way to the closed position. This will cause the tank to fill up at a slower rate without any decrease in the flushing pressure. Actually, the explanation is quite simple. You see, the water pressure in the shower drops because water in the cold water supply is being partially redirected to the toilet since they’re both tied into the same supply line. That causes only the cold water supply to falter which further means that, for a few brief but excruciating moments, your shower can become extremely hot.
If that doesn’t solve the problem, you could have a faulty pressure regulator, and that’s a job for the professional plumbers at Kalamunda Plumbing. Solving household plumbing problems is what we do best: a family tradition dating back to 1954.
How can we make your life a little more comfortable and convenient today?