Few things panic a home owner like turning on a faucet and finding almost no water trickling out of it. Soon, no water at all is likely to come out, and that means you can’t take showers, wash dishes or even go to the bathroom in your own home. Although a sudden stoppage of water may be a home repair emergency, that doesn’t mean you’ll be stuck with a giant bill you can’t afford. There are a number of common causes.
Water Pressure Gauge
An expert at Westminster plumbing is available fast to analyze the problem and see if it’s a relatively simple fix like the water pressure gauge. When a gauge is busted, the water is still available from your well or the water line, but it doesn’t have the force necessary to push through to the rest of the house. Replacing the part solves the issue immediately.
If your cold water is flowing, but your warm and hot water is what’s practically non-existent, the problem likely lies with the water heater. A professional will be able to tell if it’s a matter of a new part for the water heater or the entire heating system needs replacement.Sometimes it’s even a matter of a water heater filter needing to be cleaned on a more regular basis.
If it’s cold out, as it often is in Colorado, a frozen pipe may be the reason for the water stoppage in your home. This pipe could be in your home, in your basement or the walls, particularly if you’ve kept the thermostat low or have inadequate insulation in your walls. Or it could be outside in the ground between the source of your water and the house. If you see leaking water, it’s probably the former. If you don’t, a frozen pipe could still be the issue. Rely on an expert to pinpoint the source of the leak.
With online deals like a free trip charge and a 15 percent discount if you’re a member of the plumber’s mailing list, don’t fret about being unable to afford a fix to your water system. While there’s always a chance it’s something major like you need a new well if your house has a well-based system and the existing well is old, the right plumber will do everything possible to test all possible causes before resorting to an expensive fix.