Should there be no water flowing from your taps or less pressure, you should try following these easy steps to uncover what the problem is and how to get it fixed.
- First of all, ask other residents nearby in your neighbourhood, and check to see if they have the same problem. If theirs is still flowing smoothly, then it looks as if the problem is only at your home. If you happen to live in a block of flats, contact the building’s maintenance service, the local authorities, or the managing agent of the building for any known internal problems.
- Turn on the cold water tap in the kitchen because it’s where the main water supply normally enters a home. If there is water flowing freely from out of this tap, and not elsewhere (like in the shower or bathroom), the issue is definitely with your internal plumbing.
- Could it be a burst pipe? A pipe might have ruptured somewhere that you can’t see, somewhere like in a wall, basement, or maybe even some place outside. Listen carefully to the water pipes for any sound of running water and if you need further professional assistance for plumbing in the Southampton area, contact experts at Prestige Plumbers.
- Ensure that your stop valves are open, they’re normally placed under the kitchen sink, in the airing cupboard or in older homes, under the floorboards near the front door. If the valve is closed, simply turn it anti-clockwise to make sure it is fully open. If you’re unsure how to locate and use the inside stop valve, do the research now and find out all about it in case anything happens in the future.
- The outside stop valve will also require being fully opened. A number of homes share their water supply with neighbours, so simply ask the neighbours and see if any of them have recently made use of the outside stop valve. And yet again, it is a good idea to know exactly where those valves are.
- Should you discover any water on the floor next to the hot water system’s heater, it indicates that water is indeed leaking from the tank. This water may be leaking out because of a loose valve or maybe a leaky pipe, but if you don’t find any pipes leaking, you should then try tightening the valve.
- In the colder months, look around and check for any frozen pipes, because cold weather can certainly freeze pipes and make them more vulnerable to expansion and bursting. If you find out that a pipe is frozen, you should repair it yourself, or even better, contact experienced professionals who can expertly deal with it and get it safely working again in no time.
Keep that Water Flowing!
If your taps aren’t flowing like they should, do yourself and your home a favour and get them working properly again. Who wants a trickle when there should be a flow?!