Plumbing issues can be extremely inconvenient. When you have a plumbing problem, it is critical that you understand what is wrong and how to fix it so that you can get back to living your life without worrying about whether or not you will have hot water when you need it. The following guide will cover some of the most common issues that people may encounter in their bathroom plumbing system, as well as tips on how to fix them.
Why Is My Shower Cold?The shower is the most likely location in your bathroom for plumbing problems to occur. The primary reason you may not have hot water coming out of your shower faucet while taking a shower has nothing to do with whether or not your heater is capable of producing enough heat; rather, it is likely that there is some blockage in one of the water lines leading to your shower. Before calling a professional plumber, there are a few things you can try to fix on your own. The first step is to check the temperature of the water at the faucet outside of your shower. If it’s hot, the issue is with the valve that regulates the flow of hot water to your shower. If it’s cold outside, there could be a blockage in one of three places:
- in the wall leading from the water heater
- behind or under your sink
- or at any point along the line that runs through your crawlspace between your faucet and shower.