If your home’s water is not working, it can be a huge inconvenience. Not being able to take a shower or brush your teeth is frustrating, to say the least. Here at Western Rooter, one of Los Angeles County’s most trusted family-owned plumbing companies, we want to help you resolve this issue as quickly and easily as possible. That’s why we’ve put together this list of eight tips for what to do when your water isn’t coming out of the faucet! So, if you’re asking yourself, “Why won’t my bathroom sink faucet turn on?” or “What do I do when the water won’t turn on in my house?”, read on for some helpful advice.
Try a different faucet or bathroom.
If the faucet in your bathroom sink isn’t working, try another faucet in your home. If that doesn’t work, try using a different bathroom altogether. This will help you narrow down the problem to a specific faucet or bathroom. Once you have narrowed down the problem, it’s easier to diagnose the root of the issue.
Check the water pressure.
If all the faucets in your home are not working, it’s possible that there is an issue with your home’s water pressure. You can check the water pressure by attaching a water pressure gauge to an outside faucet. If the reading on the gauge is below 30 psi (pounds per square inch), then your home’s water pressure is too low and you will need to contact a plumber.
TO locate your home’s outside faucets, look for a small cap on the water line coming into your home. The cap will have a threaded fitting that you can unscrew to access the faucet. These faucets are typically located near the front or back of your home.
Once you have located the outside faucet, attach the water pressure gauge to the threaded fitting. Be sure to screw it on tightly so that there is no air leakage. Then, turn on the water at the faucet and take a reading from the gauge. If the reading is below 30 psi, then you will need to contact a plumber to increase your home’s water pressure. If you’re renting, then your landlord may need to be contacted.
Try alternating between hot and cold water.
If your home’s water won’t turn on, try alternating between hot and cold water. This will help you determine whether it is only hot water that isn’t working, or if it is both hot and cold water. If only one faucet is not working, then the issue is likely with that specific faucet and not your home’s water pressure.
If your cold water is working, but you can’t get hot water, then the issue is likely with your water heater. Check out your water heater for leaks, and if you don’t see any visible water damage, it’s best to call a plumber to inspect the unit.
If you’re having trouble with both your hot and cold water, then the issue is likely with your home’s water lines.
Check your home’s water main line.
You always want to make sure your home’s water main is open and that water is flowing to your home. The water main is typically located in the front or back yard, near the street. To check if your home’s water main is open, find the valve that controls the flow of water to your home and turn it on. If the valve is already on, then try turning it off and then back on again. This will help determine if the valve is stuck or if there is another issue with your home’s water main.
Check for a stuck water main valve.
If your water main’s valve is turned off, it’s possible that the valve is stuck. To check if the valve is stuck, try turning it on and off a few times. If the valve is still stuck, you will need to call a plumber to come out and replace the valve.
Call your water company.
The problem may not be with your home at all – in fact, it may be with your water company. If you’ve tried all of the above tips and you’re still not getting any water, then it’s best to call your water company. They will be able to tell you if there is an issue with your home’s water line or if there is a problem with the water main in your neighborhood. If the water company is servicing a water main near your home, it can can disrupt your water service.
Check for leaks.
The last thing you want to do is waste water, so be sure to check all the faucets in your home for leaks. A small drip can add up over time, so it’s important to fix any leaks as soon as possible. To check for leaks, turn on all the faucets in your home and then check your water meter. If the meter is moving, then you have a leak somewhere in your home.
Be sure to call a plumber to fix any leaks as soon as possible.
Call a plumber.
Finally, if all else fails, it’s best to call a plumber. They will be able to diagnose the problem and get your home’s water working again in no time. Western Rooter & Plumbing has been serving the Los Angeles County and San Gabriel Valley communities for more than 40 years, and our experienced team of plumbers is available 24/seven to help you with any plumbing issue, big or small. Give us a call today at (626) 448-6455 for all your plumbing needs!
We hope these tips were helpful and that you are now able to get your home’s water working again. If you have any other questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’re always happy to help!