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Oh No! My Hot Water Comes Out of the Cold Faucet!

b&d plumbing Hot Water Comes Out of the Cold Faucet

Have you discovered that your hot water comes out of the cold faucet?

Sink faucets have two directional knobs, with one marked as cold and the other as hot. With that being said, have you discovered that your hot water comes out of the cold faucet? If so, something must be fixed. Fortunately, B&D Plumbing is ready to assist with your plumbing needs!

Both Pipes are Parallel to Each Other

When hot-water and cold-water pipes are too close to each other as they go to the faucet, they can impact the water’s temperature in the opposite pipes. This can also happen when a water heater is too close to the cold-water pipes. Additionally, this is a prevalent plumbing issue. The hot water pipe will eventually heat the cold-water pipe, warming the water inside. So, this is why your hot water comes out of the cold faucet. Consider insulating these pipes to protect their internal water temperature.

Ventilation Ducts

During the wintertime, your ventilation ducts can be warm to the touch when warm air travels through them. If the cold-water pipes touch the ventilation ducts, the water within them can warm up. So, it’s actually possible for some of the heat to transfer to your home’s cold water pipe if it’s in contact with or near the ductwork. In addition, this can become a concern further into winter as you often use the heating system.

Thermostats are Defective

If the thermostat connected to the immersion heater is defective or broken, prepare for an influx of hot water. The heated water is overheated and will eventually boil into the cold-water tap. So, all the stored water ready to be utilized will come out warm due to the combination of temperatures.

Call Your Local Plumber

These are a few of the many reasons why your hot water comes out of the cold faucet. The best way to address this problem is to call B&D Plumbing at 301-595-1141, so our plumbing pros can identify which of these scenarios is triggering this issue and then repair it for you. Therefore, you’ll be able to be at peace knowing that your cold water will be cold and won’t accidentally burn your skin the next time you turn the faucet on.

Get in Touch With B&D Today!

Dealing with any plumbing concerns that require a professional to step in? Struggling with an absolute plumbing emergency that can’t wait? Let B&D Plumbing know. B&D Plumbing Inc. services the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia. Get in touch with us by calling (301) 595-1141 or follow us on social media including FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Pinterest. As a small, family-owned business, we understand how important your home is—and we offer exceptional service that matches!

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