If you like a cold shower, raise your hand. We didn’t believe so. It is frustrating to realize that the water temperature is not rising in a hot shower. It could perhaps be a sign of a problem with your plumbing.

There are a variety of places to check if you have cold water in your shower.

  • Make Sure To Check Your Hot Water Usage. Be careful not to overuse hot water. A tank water heater will only provide a limited amount of hot water until it runs out. If some people in the household have taken a shower recently or a hot water appliance is on, wait for 30 minutes before you try again.
  • Try other faucets. This can help you figure out if your cold water problem is affecting just one shower or the entire house. Take a look around your house and check the hot water from other sink faucets and tubs. If all other outlets are working, the problem is most likely with your shower. After you have completed this test, you can proceed to the next area.
  • Make sure you are checking the water heater. If cold water seems to be affecting your entire home, you need to check the water heater. The pilot light should be on, and the temperature set to 120 degrees F. Call a local professional plumber in Long Beach, CA immediately if you hear unusual sounds or see any leaks.
  • The shower valve is important. The shower valve is the only one that can cause hot water to stop flowing from other faucets in the home. This could indicate a problem with the shower valve. This is the part of your plumbing that mixes hot and cold water before it reaches the shower-head. The valve can become damaged over time.