If there happens to be no water coming out of your taps or no real pressure, try following the below simple steps to find out why and how to fix it.
- Firstly, try asking neighbours, and see if they have the same mishap. If their water is still working perfectly, then you can be sure that the problem is yours only.
- If you live in a flat, contact either the building’s maintenance staff; local authorities, or the building’s manager to help in getting things back to normal once again.
- In your kitchen turn on the cold water tap (that’s where the water supply usually enters a home). If water is flowing freely from this tap, but not elsewhere (like in the shower or bathroom), the problem is an internal plumbing one.
- Maybe a burst pipe? A pipe could have fractured somewhere that you can’t see, perhaps in a wall, basement, or maybe even outside. Try listening carefully to your water pipes for any sounds of running water, you just might be able to trace where it is leaking.
- Make certain that the stop valves are open. They are usually installedsomewhere under the kitchen sink, in an airing cupboard, or in an older house, beneath the floorboards at the front door.
- If the valve has been closed, just turn it anti-clockwise to ensure that it is completely open. If you’re not sure of the location and how to make use of the inside stop valve, do the homework today and learn all about it, just in case something occurs in the future.
- If your boiler is experiencing any kind of problems,consult with experts in boiler repair in west London as soon as possible.
- The outer stop valve will also need to befully opened. Some homes actually share their water supply with their neighbours, so just politely ask your neighbours if any of them have lately used the outer stop valve. And if you’re not certain where that is, it is indeed a great idea to find out precisely where the valves are today.
- If you find any water on the floor beside the hot water system’s heater, it shows that water is definitely leaking from the tank. Water can leak out due to a loose valve or perhaps a leaky pipe. However, if you can’t find any leaking pipes, you should then try to tighten up the valve.
- During the winter months, check around and look out for any frozen pipes, because colder weather can and does freeze pipes, which makes them more vulnerable to expansion and rupture. If you find a frozen pipe, repair it, or use a plumber to expertly deal with it and get it working again.
Keeping Water Flowing
If your water system isn’tfunctioning like itshould, do you and your home a favour and get them repaired as soon as possible.