No Water in your Home…Now What? | Terrys Plumbing

No Water in your Home…Now What?

Picture this scenario. It’s 8:00 in the morning, and you get out of bed to get in the shower before work. You get to your bathroom, pull back the shower curtain, and turn the hot water on. A surprised look comes over your face though, as no water comes out of the shower head.

The next thought that comes to your mind is to call a local plumber right away to come to help you. Although that may be exactly what you need to do eventually, there are a few other steps you should take first when you find there is no water in the house. Here is what you should do when you first realize that there is no water in your house.

Step 1: Check another location

So, there was no water coming out of the shower, which means it’s time to check the rest of your house. The very next step to take when there is no running water is to see if it’s an isolated incident or a widespread problem. That means you need to check other water taps in your house to see if they are working. Keep in mind you must test more than one to determine if it’s a section of household plumbing that’s not working or if there is no running water in the entire house.

Step 2: Look for visible signs of a big leak

If you found no water coming out of your taps, the worst-case scenario is that you have a major leak somewhere. Don’t panic but quickly check all of the other rooms in your house for signs of leaking. This has to be done in a hurry because water can cause extensive damage to your home in the event of a major leak. It can do things such as ruin flooring, ruin carpet, collapse ceilings, and more.

What should you do if you find a major leak somewhere? It’s very important that you shut your water off right away. This can be done by closing valves near the leak or if all else fails, shutting down the main water feed coming into your home.

Step 3: Consider the time of the year

Is it winter where you live? Then you may simply have a frozen water pipe. These will normally unfreeze themselves during the day as the temperatures warm up. If you have more questions about thawing your frozen pipes check out an older blog of ours here:

Step 4: Call your local water company or go to their website

If a main municipal water pipe breaks, your water company will shut down that whole water line. This will effectively cut off your water until that water main break is repaired. You can call your water company to check and see if this is the case or go to their website and see if they have posted about any known water outages.

Step 5: Call a professional

If you went through the previous 4 steps and still have no water, it’s time to call a plumber. There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to finding out why you have no water and if you do not have a lot of plumbing knowledge, a professional is your best bet.

So, call Super Terry! Our crew has the knowledge and equipment to determine why you have no water coming into the house. Once they determine the reason why you have no running water, they also have the know-how and right equipment to resolve any plumbing problems that you may have!