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Recirculating Water Systems

Have you ever spent time waiting for hot water?

Do you stand in front of the shower freezing while it heats up? Have you ever had soap-stung eyes because you washed your face and then realized you had to wait for hot water? Do you wash your hands with cold water? Do you dunk yourself in a frigid bath because you heard celebrities do it for health reasons, except you do it because your wife washed dishes and there isn’t enough hot water?

Waiting for hot water.

The truth is your hot water tank is far away from your bathroom fixtures, so it takes an extra-long time heating up. Water has to travel from the tank to your bathroom, and when it’s cold, that takes forever. When you turn off the hot water, and it lays in the pipes, it cools down, so it is cold again when you turn it on. The cold water is then flushed out by the hot water, leaving you standing there and waiting.

You could keep freezing while waiting for hot water, or you could call Superior Custom Plumbing and get a recirculating hot water system—just like the celebrities or just normal people who know they can have hot water when they want it.

Waiting for hot water wastes water and money.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, families waste between 400 billion to 1.3 trillion gallons of water while waiting for hot water. Each family wastes over 32 gallons which costs over $1,000 a year. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) advises. “We can all use at least 20 percent less water by installing water-efficient fixtures and appliances.

While you waste time waiting for hot water, you also waste the cold water that runs down the drain. You end up paying for the wasted water on your utility bill. You could keep that money if the water were hot when you turned on the faucet. If you have several people in your family who have to wait for hot water, you are paying for all the cold water going down the drain while they wait. You are losing too much money.

The best way to have continuous hot water is by installing a recirculating hot water system. Recirculating hot water means that the water circulates and moves through the pipes to stay hot.

Benefits of Hot Water Recirculation Systems

  • Hot water when you want without the wait
  • The money you are wasting waiting for hot water pays for the system
  • Reduce water
  • Reduce time
  • Reduce energy costs
  • A warmer, happier family


  • Instant hot water is not continuous hot water. Let us be clear. Instant hot water is not always immediate, even with hot water recirculation systems. Continuous hot water is available with recirculation systems. Ask your installation professional for more information. 


Don’t wait for cold water again and again. Your family can enjoy hot water that lasts. Even if you washed clothes, ran the dishwasher, or watered your plants, you can still have hot water to take a bath! Superior Custom Plumbing is #1 for plumbing and fixture installation services.

Hot water is ready

We always want your customer experience to be a positive one. Our customers are important to us, and we strive to give you quality service that is quick, efficient, and affordably priced.




“Anthony was quick to respond and even made it out to our house in the snow. He did an excellent job hooking up our new sink and disposal. Highly recommend!” ~ Megan Finks

Superior Custom Plumbing has over 25+ years of experience installing hot water systems. We are licensed and insured in Washington State. We install and fix hot water tanks, recirculating systems, and plumbing fixtures throughout Snohomish County. Let us know if you have any questions or want to learn more. We treat our customers like family!

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