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Low Hot Water Pressure? Here are Some Possible Causes and Fixes

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The Causes and Fixes For Low Hot Water Pressure

Low hot water pressure can worsen over time as sediment, rust and mineral deposits accumulate in pipes. Galvanized pipes are especially prone to clogging over time.

Another common source of low hot water pressure is clogged faucet aerators. To remove mineral build up from aerators and shower heads, remove them from the fixture and soak them overnight in vinegar.

Finally, the water heater itself may be clogged or simply worn out. Accumulated sediment in the water heater tank can reduce heating efficiency over time. Check you water heater owner's manual for instructions on flushing the water heater tank.

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