You know just how incredibly important your plumbing system is to your overall comfort, so when something does go wrong, it can certainly seem like a big deal! One issue in particular that can be quite troubling is a lack of water from your taps. Just what in the world are you supposed to when you’ve suddenly got no water?
Fortunately, there are a number of steps you can take when the taps in your home stop working, and below, we have outlined some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (and yes, remember to contact our team when you need a Tracy, CA plumber!)
Just Follow These Steps!
If your taps stop working, follow these steps:
1. Check the other taps in your house
A single tap failing to work may be scary, but it doesn’t mean the water has shut down throughout the house. Before doing anything else, go to other taps and turn them on to see if they’re working. If only one tap is dry in the house, you may have a problem, like silt in the aerator. Check the stopcock for the individual faucet and make sure it isn’t closed.
2. Make friends with your neighbors
If you haven’t visited your next-door neighbors recently, now is a great time to make some new friends! Find out if they’re experiencing the same problem — if they are, then you’re almost certainly dealing with a municipal water supply problem. You can always call the water department to see what’s wrong and get an estimate for how long they expect problem to continue.
3. See if the water main is open
We recommend all homeowners know the location of the water main shut-off valve in case of flooding in the house. Usually, it’s located next to the water meter. If you don’t have any water in your home, see if the main is open or if it’s become stuck. The main may have shut if you have an emergency shut-off valve, which can trigger accidentally. Look at the control panel for the shutoff valve and find out if it’s activated. Make certain you don’t have a leak somewhere in the house before opening the valve again.
4. Call a professional plumber for help
Of course, the best thing you can do when you notice your taps aren’t working properly is call a professional plumber for help! Trust us, only a professional has the tools, training, and expertise to safely and correctly handle the complex needs of your system, the first time around.
We know there may be plenty of amateurs willing to provide similar services for a fairly cheap price, but remember, sometimes an attempt to save money could end up costing you much more in the long run! When it comes to your plumbing system, you certainly do not want to take any risks!
To learn more about our plumbing services, or to schedule an appointment with our team, contact DeHart Plumbing, Heating, & Air Inc.