Why Is There No Cold Water in My Shower?
If you are experiencing a lack of cold water when you turn on your shower, it could be due to a few different factors. Let’s explore why there might be no cold water coming out of the shower head and what steps you can take to remedy the issue.
Low Water Pressure
One possible reason for no cold water could be low water pressure. Low water pressure can lead to both hot and cold water being affected, but it is usually more noticeable with cold water since it tends to require more pressure than hot does. To test this, you may want to try turning on other faucets or fixtures around your house or even outside to see if there is an issue with the overall water pressure in your home.
A Defective Shutoff Valve
Another potential cause for no cold water in the shower is a faulty shutoff valve. This valve controls how much hot and how much cold water flows into the shower head. It’s possible that this valve has become stuck in one position so that only hot is running into the shower head. To check if this may be the issue, locate the shutoff valves near your showerhead (they should be behind a panel) and make sure they are set correctly and not stuck in one place. You will want them to be nearly equal but slightly tilted towards either hot or cold depending on which temperature you prefer more when taking a shower.
A Clogged Hot Water Line
If neither of these appear to be an issue, it’s likely that there is a clog somewhere in the hot water line leading up to your showerhead causing all of the flow from the pipes to be hot instead of split between both hot and cold as it normally should be. The best way to fix this issue would be by calling Rooter Man of NJ who can locate where exactly along this line the clog is located and remove it for you so that you have full access to both hot and cold temperatures once again!
In conclusion, if your shower is only producing hot water without any coolness mixed in, it could mean one of three things: low overall water pressure in your home, defective shutoff valves near your showerhead, or an obstruction along your home’s hot-water line causing a blockage somewhere down its length. The best course of action would be contacting a professional plumber such as Rooter Man of NJ who can diagnose and repair any issues quickly so that you can get back to enjoying both temperatures while taking showers!