No Water in The House? Here’s What to Do!
You jump out of bed on a Monday morning, ready to start your week, and you need coffee to wake your brain. You open a faucet to fill your kettle, and nothing comes out. Perhaps, you decide to skip the coffee and jump straight into the shower. Upon opening the faucet, nothing happens. This may be a bad start to your week. Unfortunately, these situations find their way into all our lives, and we can’t do much to stop them from happening to us.
Stith Plumbing and HVAC is a local plumbing company that has dealt with this problem many times. Therefore, we have compiled a checklist to run through to see the source of the problem. By running through this list, you will be able to find an appropriate solution to not having any running water in your home. This could save you money on a call-out to a plumber and even save you time if it is a small issue stopping your water flow.
Try an Alternative Faucet
If you are opening a faucet and no water runs out, perhaps try opening another one. It is always a good idea to try every faucet in your home to make sure you have eliminated all possibilities by ensuring that the first faucet is not the problem.
If you find that you do not have water running out of one faucet but do have water from the others in your home, the problem could be with your faucet. It could be clogged up with dirt or rust from old pipes. It could have broken parts inside of it, or it could just be that your water valve has been turned off. If you have found that this faucet is the problem, then you have water running throughout the rest of your home; this is an easy fix. The replacement of a faucet can be completed in no time.
Hot Water Not Running
Having a flow of water in your home is great, but if you find that your hot water is not available, it is possible that your water heater is the source of the problem.
A water heater can malfunction for a number of reasons. Firstly, check that it has been turned on. Secondly, you must check that your water heater is plugged in and has power running to it. If your water heater is operating, there may be a blockage in the water pipes from sediment build-up. To check this, simply flush it out and let it fill up again. If you still can’t get hot water, you need to call a Springdale plumber to either repair or replace your water heater.
Check Your Main Water Line
If you have no water running inside your home, the problem might be outside. This is a more common problem than many people think. If you have no water coming into your home, then you should check your main water line. Check that your main valve is open, and try your faucets again. If you still don’t have any water, the problem is beyond the main water valve. Things are getting serious at this point and should be handled by a plumber.
Old Rusty Valve Won’t Turn
If you have made much effort to turn your main water valve on and you are having no luck, it is possible that your valve is stuck or only partially open. This may not be enough for water to flow through it. The reason for this may be a build-up of rust or dirt on an old valve. Using something that will give you a bit of leverage, such as a wrench, can help to open this valve. You must take care to not strip or damage the valve.
Check For Leaking or Denting
Leaking pipes can lower water pressure. To check for this problem, start from one point of your water line and look for dripping, leaking, or condensation. A large dent or rupture in a water pipe may stop water flow altogether rather than just lower the water pressure. If you can find any of these issues, you can temporarily stop them. Turn off your water supply and cover the leak with plumber’s tape. Now that it’s covered, give SPH a call, and we will come out and fix your damaged pipes.
As water pipes age, they collect a build-up of sediment. This can restrict the water flow in your pipes to the extent of not having any water flowing at all. Older pipes are also made from outdated material that is not as durable as newer ones. Old pipes are susceptible to lime deposits, rust, and corrosion that can clog your water pipes over time. This can be difficult to locate if you don’t possess the right equipment and knowledge.
SPH uses the latest technological developments in pipe cleaning to inspect the inside of your pipes and check for blockages. Hydro-jetting is an effective method of clearing out blocked pipes. We can locate the exact location of the blockage, and clear out the dirt and sediment if there is no damage to the pipes. If your pipes are damaged, we are able to replace these pipes so that your water can flow again.
Call Your Water Company
If all else fails and you just can’t get water flowing in your home, call your water supply company. Often, water supply companies turn off the water supply in certain areas for emergency maintenance without informing the public. By calling them, you can find the time that the water was shut off, and they can give you an estimated time of when they expect to turn the water supply back on.
Call a Professional Plumbing Service
If you have run through our list and can’t find the source of your water flow problem, call Stith Plumbing and HVAC for a professional inspection. We will get your water flowing in no time.
Call Stith Plumbing & HVAC now for all your professional Springdale, AR plumbing needs. Our local, dependable plumbers have you and your home cared for. How can we earn your business, today?