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Why Your Cold Water Isn’t Running

faucet running

At A/C King Inc., we understand the inconvenience of cold water not operating as it should be and can help you troubleshoot the issue. Especially in Southern California’s hot summers, homeowners and business owners depend on having cold water readily available for showers and refreshing beverages to help cool down. Let’s take a look at some of the issues that may be stopping your cold water from running.

Plumbing Problems

One common reason for a lack of cold water is a plumbing issue within your home. Check other faucets and fixtures to see if they’re experiencing the same problem. If so, there may be a blockage or leak in your system, which may require professional service.

Water Heater Malfunction

If only the cold water tap is affected, the issue may lie with your water heater. A malfunctioning water heater could be causing the cold water supply to become warm or hot. Inspect the heater system for any signs of leaks, strange noises, or error codes. If you suspect a problem, contact a professional HVAC technician to diagnose and repair the issue.

Temperature Regulation

Some homes are equipped with devices that regulate water temperature to prevent scalding. If your cold water tap is not running, the root cause may be a malfunction of the temperature regulator. Adjusting or replacing the temperature regulator can help restore the flow of cold water.

Frozen Pipes

Frozen pipes can disrupt the flow of water. Though this is not a common problem in Southern California, we do experience some surprising freezes in the winter. If you suspect that your pipes are frozen, turn off the water supply to prevent bursting and contact a professional technician immediately. Thawing frozen pipes safely requires specialized equipment and expertise.

Several factors could be causing your cold water to stop running, ranging from plumbing issues to water heater malfunctions or frozen pipes. If you’re unable to diagnose or resolve the problem on your own, don’t hesitate to contact A/C King Inc. for professional assistance. We’ll help you identify the root cause of the issue and restore your system to proper functioning.