Anonymous asked in HealthOther - Health · 3 weeks ago

I had to turn off my hot water because of a leak. Is it ok to use cold water to wash my hands and do the dishes?

7 Answers

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago
    Best Answer

    Sure, it's fine, might be a bit harder to wash it.

  • Edna
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    Cold water will work as well as hot water. But, have you never thought of drawing up a pan of cold water and putting it on the stove and heating it up, to get some hot water to wash your hands and do the dishes? 

  • 3 weeks ago

    why are you asking us for permission to wash your dishes or hands in cold water? If you don't like cold water, then heat some up in a pan on the stove and add it to the dish water.

    Meanwhile, if you have to use cold water and you're concerned about bacteria or whatever, add a fourth a cup of bleach to the dish water to get rid of germs.

  • Eva
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Cold water to do dishes, no. Heat up the water on the stove and pour it into the sink.

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  • ron h
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    I'd try to heat a pot of water to warm up the dishwater to help clean the dishes. 

  • 3 weeks ago

    Gas leak yes if the water is shut off the valve wont allow cold water.

  • 3 weeks ago

    i dont see why not

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