Shower/Bath temperature is not hot enough

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Level of difficulty: Easy
Estimated time taken: 15 minutes
Tools required:

  • Flat head and Phillips screwdriver

Step 1: Educate yourself

  • Take time to do some research on proper temperature regulations to ensure the safety of you and others
  • The U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services states that:
  • "Hot water for showers and bathing facilities shall be at an appropriate temperature for comfortable use but shall not exceed 120° F"

Step 2: Familiarize yourself with your faucet

  1. Every faucet is going to be different so take some time to inspect yours thoroughly
  2. Look for any small tabs you can press, holes you can stick a small screwdriver in or something
  3. You are looking to remove handle

Step 3: Remove the handle

  • If you had no luck determining how your handle should come off, call your manufacturer or do a quick google search on your specific model

Step 4: Remove plastic cap

  • Once the handle is off, you may need to remove a small plastic cap protecting the temperature adjuster

Step 5: Adjust temperature

  • There should be a dial where you can turn the mixture of you water to a hotter temperature

Step 6: Test the temperature

  • Ensure the temperature does not exceed 120° F to prevent potential burns

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