You finally took the dive and invested in a tankless water heater. The rave reviews about endless hot water made your choice easy. So you called up a plumbing company, and they got your tankless up and running quickly. You turn on your hot water, and a shocking realization hits you. The water isn’t instantly hot!
You turn on your shower. Cold water shoots from the showerhead and makes delicate pitter-patter sounds against your walls. You sigh and wait for the water to get warm. And wait. And wait. The seconds drag on. Soon that pitter-patter sound feels like a drumbeat in your head. Irritation rises in your throat. You reach your hand out to check the water.
Your alarm beeps, and you hop out of bed to get ready for the day. You hurry to the bathroom and come face to face with a family member with wet hair. You clench your teeth and ask “Did you just take a shower?” With a nod of their head, they send you into panic mode. You think:
You’re enjoying a peaceful morning, leisurely eating your favorite breakfast, and catching up on the news. You decided to have some “me time” to start the day off right. Feeling refreshed and ready to start your day, you start on the dishes. BAM! Your day screeches to a halt as your drain bubbles with soggy bits of breakfast and foamy water.
It’s happened. That moment when you know you have to schedule a plumbing appointment. You’ve been dreading this. Calling a plumber is something you know you have to do, so why is it so difficult?
You start your day groggy and in need of a shower. You turn the hot water knob, and streams of piping hot water blasts you in the face. Now in pain, you look to your showerhead—the water spurts everywhere when all you want is a relaxing, steady stream of water.
Many questions will swirl around in your head before a plumbing appointment. How much will this cost me? Is my technician going to be knowledgeable? How long will this process take? Will they offer me a solution that meets my budget? Once you start thinking about the whole process, you won’t be able to stop.
“How should I know what size water heater I need?!” Maybe you mumble this to yourself as you’re researching online. Perhaps you’re talking to a neighbor or loved one. You may be shouting it to the heavens as a plumber wastes your time and tracks dirt through your clean living room.