Sink faucets come with two knobs, or a directional knob. One knob is marked hot, and one is cold. As such, have you ever noticed hot water coming out of your faucet when the cold knob is turned on? You should fix it.

REASONS HEAT WATER COMES OUT THE COLD FAUCET

Two Pipes Too Close

Hot-water and cold-water pipes running parallel to one another as they lead towards the faucet can have an effect on the water temperature.

This can also happen when the water heater is placed too close to cold-water pipes. Insulating these pipes can help protect the internal water temperature.

Ventilation Ducts

The warm air that travels through ventilation ducts may warm them up during the colder months. The cold-water pipes that touch the ventilation conduits can cause the water to heat up. This could become an issue as the heating system gets used more.

Faulty Thermostats

If the thermostat connected to the immersion heater is defective or damaged, you should expect hot water! The heated water will overheat and eventually boil over to the cold water tap. Because of the combination of temperatures, all of the water in storage will be warm.

CALL YOUR LOCAL PLUMBER FOR DIAGNOSES AND FIXES

These are just three possible reasons hot water may not be coming from the cold side.¬†This issue can be fixed by calling your¬†neighborhood Glendale, CA Plumber. They will identify the cause and help you fix it. You can rest assured knowing your cold water won’t freeze and your hands won’t be burned the next time you turn on the tap.