Why does it take a very long time for the water coming our of my faucet to get hot? What can be done to fix it? The farther a sink is from a water heater the longer it takes for the hot water to get to the faucet. to solve this problem you will need to install a re circulation line in your system. what this does is it pumps the hot water through the pipes all the time so that when you turn on your faucet the hot water is there for you. let me know if you want to try this your self or if you are going to call a plumbing contractor.