Are you frustrated because your sink gets hot, but your shower doesn't? This is a common plumbing issue that many homeowners face. Needless to say, there are many potential causes of this problem. There are also several solutions to help you solve this issue.


Finding a Solution for Your Cold Shower

Fortunately, several solutions can help you restore your shower to its normal temperature. Here, we explore some of the most common reasons why your sink gets hot but your shower does not and provide some tips on how to fix the problem.


Solutions for a Hot Sink and Cold Shower

Here are some solutions to fix the hot sink and cold shower problem:

  • Check the Shower Valve

  • Flush the Hot Water Heater

  • Check the Pressure Balance Valve

  • Call a Professional

Check the Shower Valve

If you suspect a malfunctioning shower valve, you may need to replace the valve or replace the entire shower faucet. Some shower valves have a thermostatic valve that is designed to maintain a constant water temperature. If the thermostatic valve is not working correctly, it may cause the water temperature to fluctuate and cost you money.


Flush the Hot Water Heater

Flushing your hot water heater can help remove the sediment buildup, improving your hot water supply and temperature. Mineral buildup and other debris can accumulate in your pipes over time, leading to reduced water flow and lower temperatures in your shower. Try removing your showerhead and soaking it in a solution of vinegar and water to remove any buildup.


Check the Pressure Balance Valve

A pressure balance valve ensures that your shower's water temperature remains constant, regardless of changes in water pressure. If this valve is malfunctioning, it can affect the temperature of your shower.


Call a Pro

If you're unsure about the cause of your hot sink and cold shower problem, or if you're unable to fix the issue yourself, it's best to contact a professional plumber to diagnose and repair it.


Easy Fixes for Your Big Problem

There are several reasons why your sink may get hot while your shower is not, but several solutions can help you fix the problem. By checking your water heater, replacing a malfunctioning mixing valve, or cleaning out your pipes, you can restore hot water to your shower and enjoy a comfortable, relaxing shower experience once again.


Remember, if you're unsure of what's causing the problem or don't feel comfortable performing any suggested solutions, it's always best to call a professional plumber to diagnose and repair the issue.


Count on Ben Franklin Plumbing

Not properly identifying problems with your shower can cost a fortune and wear on your peace of mind. If you have specific plumbing needs or questions about your plumbing, your local Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is here to help! Give us a call at 1-877-BEN-1776, or contact us online.