My Hot Shower is Cold!! Mixing Valves Gone Bad
Nothing turns the feeling of comfort upside down than coming home after a long day of surviving the cold outside to take a nice long hot shower – only to experience your hot shower is cold and cold water is all that’s coming out at you. Hot water blasting out of our showerheads is a luxury many of us simply take for granted – until it isn’t working.
This can happen at any time of the year, but is the most disruptive to Oakville homes once temperatures have dropped outdoors as they do come the dead of winter. The top two complaints we are often called about is that either the water pressure has become inconsistent or the temperature has become unreliable. Both of these issues are often because your hot water mixing valve has stopped working properly. A lack of hot water or a drop in your water pressure can suddenly make your end of the day warm up an unpleasant and very uncomfortable experience.
Sharing Our Knowledge
Here at John THE Plumber Oakville we do love to share any knowledge we can to help with your plumbing, and are writing today to provide you with some pointers that should help you determine if it is in fact your hot water mixing valve that is the root of your shower issues. Below we have listed what to watch for so you can determine for yourself if this valve is the root of your hot water shower issues: