Why Is It So Difficult to Get My Shower Temperature JUST Right?

Having trouble getting the perfect shower temperature? Dealing with a fussy shower faucet can be frustrating and ruin your mornings. At Integrity Drain Cleaning & Plumbing, we understand the importance of a comfortable shower experience, which is why we want to help you solve this issue.

If you have a relatively new faucet with a single-control lever, the problem might lie with a pressure-balancing mixing valve. This valve adjusts the ratio of cold to hot water pressure, rather than directly controlling the temperature. As a result, finding the ideal shower temperature becomes a guessing game.

The solution? Switch to a thermostatic mixing valve for better control over your shower temperature. Unlike pressure-balancing valves, thermostatic valves offer two handles—one for water flow and one for water temperature control.

Thermostatic mixing valves work by sensing the water temperature and directly controlling it. They provide more precise shower temperatures and eliminate the need for constant adjustment. Once you find your desired temperature, you can leave the lever in that position for consistent comfort every time you shower.

Apart from improved temperature control, thermostatic mixing valves offer other benefits as well. They provide safer temperatures by allowing you to set a maximum temperature limit, protecting you and your family from scalding incidents. You also gain complete control over water flow, allowing you to conserve water while you soap up and adjust the volume easily.

Another advantage is that thermostatic valves prevent drops in water pressure when other appliances are in use, ensuring a consistent shower experience.

Keep in mind that thermostatic mixing valves are more expensive than pressure-balancing valves due to their advanced features. However, the enhanced control and safety they provide make them a worthwhile investment.

At Integrity Drain Cleaning & Plumbing, we specialize in plumbing solutions that prioritize your comfort and safety. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you upgrade your shower experience with a thermostatic mixing valve.