There are a number of major plumbing emergencies that are impossible to miss. One of the most alarming is when you turn on a tap in your house and discover that there’s no water coming from it. You try other taps around the house, and the result is all the same. There’s no water anywhere! What could cause this and what can you do about it? We’ll take a close look.
First, make sure it is not an municipal issue
The possibility always exists that the municipal water system has encountered a problem and cut off a section of your neighborhood from the water supply. Check with a neighbor to see if they are having loss of water issues, then contact your local water department to find out what the problem is and how long they expect it to continue.
The water main has burst
The water main to your house is not part of the municipal system and is your responsibility as a homeowner to take care of. A burst water main will often mean a total loss of water to your home—and will soon lead to other damages as well. Check outside on your property to see if there are areas of pooling water indicating a ruptured main. Call for a professional plumber immediately.
This sometimes occurs when you are having work done on your house and the pipes have been drained, leading to trapped air that will stop water from flowing. This will probably require a professional plumber to fix.
If you don’t know what is causing the loss of water to your home, don’t delay with calling for skilled plumbers. They will be able to quickly diagnose the issue and then perform the proper repairs to restore your water supply to you once more.
Lifeline Plumbing, Heating & Cooling serves East Dundee, IL with water main services.