We can bet that you don’t think too much about your taps… that is until something goes wrong. You depend on your taps to keep your home healthy, hydrated, and clean, so when there’s suddenly no water, it can definitely be a BIG deal.
Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do if you experience a lack of water from your taps, and below, we have outlined them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (and of course, remember to contact our team when you need a plumber in Yelm, WA.)
Here’s What You Can Do
Like we mentioned above, there are a number of steps you can take if your taps stop working:
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. Ask your neighbors if they’re having problems
If you haven’t visited your next-door neighbors recently, now is a great time to catch up! Find out if they’re experiencing the same problem — if they are, then you’re almost certainly dealing with a municipal water supply trouble. Call the water department to see what’s wrong and how long they expect the water stoppage to continue.
3. See if the water main is open
We recommend that every homeowner know the location of the water main shut-off valve in case of flooding in their 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 for professional plumbers
Of course, the best thing you can do when you notice your taps aren’t working properly is hire 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. Your plumber will be able to locate the precise cause of the problem and fix it accordingly
There may be plenty of amateurs willing to provide the “same” 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! See, when it comes to your plumbing system, you certainly do not want to take any risks!
Don’t forget to schedule your plumbing services with the team at Brooks Plumbing Company. Quality in Everything We Do.