I am back with a new question. I have a home which is 16 years old and I am beginning to experience inconsistent water pressure and temperature when during on faucets and shower heads. Symptoms are as followings:
1. When turning on a faucet, water comes out in a thin stream and sometimes cuts off completely for about 15 seconds. It will then either return at half force or full force after a few spurts. This problem used to be intermittent, but now happens just about every time a faucet is turned on anywhere in the house. In the case showers, water just trickles down with no force.
2. It takes forever to get hot water. At times, I can leave a faucet on for five minutes and still have no hot water.
Facts about the dwelling:
1. We are on well water and city sewers.
2. Well pump and hot water heaters are 16 years old.
3. We have hard water and no softening system that I know of.
I suspect the following could be the causes:
1. Water heaters are at the end of their productive lives and need to be replaced.
2. Mineral deposits have corroded piping and the well pump.
3. The pressure regulator valve needs to be replaced.
Any advice you guys might have will be helpful. I really do appreciate all of the info I have received in these forums over the past few years.