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March 15,2021

Potential Causes of a Cold Shower

No one wants to start out their morning with a freezing cold shower. If you are dealing with frigid water temperatures, there could be many possible reasons. Unfortunately, it can be difficult for homeowners to pinpoint which one is the cause. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh, we provide high quality commercial and residential services for local property owners including shower repair, bathtub and sink repair. If you are wondering why your shower wont get warm enough, then read below for some tips.

High Water Usage

If you have a large household, then the lack of warm water may be due to high water usage rather than a problem with your hot water heater. If the washing machine is running, someone just finished using the dishwasher and another family member recently took a steaming hot soak in the bathtub, then the amount of warm water available may be next to none. You will need to wait for your water heater to get the incoming fresh water back to normal temperatures. If this is a consistent issue in your home, then you may want to install an on-demand tankless water heater unit for your master bathroom. This would ensure that you always have access to hot water in your bathroom when you are ready to take a shower or bath.

Faulty Faucet

Check the other faucets in your house. If you are getting warm water in your kitchen sink or guest bathroom, then the issue may have something to do with the faucet in your shower. A small repair or part replacement may be needed to fix the problem.

Shower Valve Problems

It is also possible that your shower valve is to blame. This is the component that will mix the cold and hot water together on its way to the showerhead. If your washer or O ring has begun to deteriorate, then this could cause issues. Replacing the worn-out parts should fix the situation and return your water temperatures to normal.

Water Heater Issues

If you have troubleshooted the above possibilities, but your water is still as cold as ice, then you may indeed have a water heater problem on your hands. Minor issues can usually be solved with a professional inspection and repair. However, if there is a leak in the tank, or you have a corroding or severely damaged unit then you may need to replace it. Water heaters that are over a decade old will likely continue having repair problems and replacing it with a modern high efficiency model may be the best long-term solution.

Do You Need a Certified Plumber for Your Shower Trouble? Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing Today

If you have determined that your cold shower needs professional care, then there is no need to wait. Get the quality services you need right away by calling the experts at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh. Our certified, licensed and insured plumbers are always ready to help local homeowners and businesses transform the quality of their pipes and fixtures. Contact our office for more information or to schedule an appointment for your next plumbing inspection, pipe repair, faucet replacement or shower upgrade in Pittsburgh, Uniontown, Irwin, Beaver Falls, South Hills, North Hills, Aliquippa, Greensburg, Ross Township, Cranberry, McKeesport, New Kensington, Bethel Park, Pennsylvania or a surrounding metro area neighborhood.

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