Frequently Asked Bathroom Questions

FAQs for water

FAQ Header Image (What is the ideal temperature for domestic hot water?)

The ideal temperature for domestic hot water is 120 degrees Fahrenheit, or 49 degrees Celsius, to avoid the possibility of scalding.

Furthermore, if the water heater is set at too high a temperature, it can result in unnecessarily more expensive energy bills from the running water emerging from shower systems and taps.

FAQ Header Image (How can I make my hot water last longer?)

There are three key tips you can follow to make your hot water last longer in relation to your shower systems.

Firstly, you should flush your water heater tank on an annual basis. Nearly every water heater manufacturer would recommend flushing their tanks once a year.

You should also check the anode rod for corrosion, and seek a replacement if it has rusted badly.

Finally, you can insulate your hot water heater tank to make your hot water last longer.

FAQ Header Image (What uses the most water in my home?)

Typically, the flushing of the toilet accounts for the majority of household water use. It is responsible for almost 30 per cent of indoor water consumption in an average home.

The next biggest strains on water resource stem from the use of shower systems, or from residents enjoying a relaxing soak in the bathtub.

FAQ Header Image (What does PSI stand for in water pressure?)

PSI stands for pounds per square inch in relation to water pressure, indicating the force at which water enters your household from the mains water system.

Typically, homeowners prefer their household water pressure to be within the 40 and 60 PSI range, though safe water pressure gauges can vary between 30 and 80 PSI.

FAQ Header Image (What is a good water pressure for a house?)

Typically, normal water pressure sits at somewhere between 40 and 60 pounds per square inch (PSI). The majority of homeowners like their water pressure to sit somewhere in the middle, at about 50 PSI.

When measuring the water pressure in your household, you can choose to alter it to a setting that suits everyone in the home and all typical household usage.