Why is my water always cold?

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Why is my water always cold?

Why is My Water Always Cold?

Cold water when you want it to be hot is the biggest plumbing nuisance, especially when you're trying to take a relaxing shower. Usually, there are simple reasons why, here are some of the most common:

  1. You're running too many appliances

Plumbing and heated water are modern miracles, but that doesn't mean you can run your dishwasher, washing machine and shower without experiencing cold water. Fortunately, this is one of the easiest problems to remedy -- just don't run them at the same time. Instead, try to schedule these chores at different times.

  1. Your water heater tank is too small for your home

If you find yourself consistently without hot water, you may have a water heater tank that is too small to accomodate the amount of water you need. Again, a way to combat this is to run fewer appliances simultaneously. However, if this isn't an option, you may want to consult a plumber for a new water heater.

  1. Your burner is not functioning properly

Another reason your water heater may not be performing well can seem obvious, but your gas burner could be the cause of your cold water. If it is not working properly there is no way to heat water in the first place. A quick way to check this is to look at the flame under the heating unit. If the flames are not blue with yellow tips, you may need to consult a water heater expert to repair it.

  1. Sediment build up in your water tank

Sometimes the sand, dirt, rust and other materials in water can settle at the bottom of a water tank, can the water to unevenly heat. If this is the problem, you will need to flush the water tank, which requires a professional.

If you have any questions about your water heater, contact The Pink Plumber for help!