Imagine you walk to the bathroom sink with a mouth full of toothpaste to brush your teeth. You turn the tap on only to find that there’s no water coming out of the faucet. This is a dreadful situation that can disrupt your daily household routine. If water is not coming out of the faucet, it might be a good idea to call a skilled and experienced plumber to diagnose the problem and make repairs. However, before you do, you can try to figure out what went wrong and hopefully get your water flowing again. Here at Trust Rooter, we are experts in faucet repair and faucet replacement. Whether your tap is blocked or broken, we can help you restore your faucets to good working order. Here are step-by-step instructions that you can follow to determine why water isn’t coming out of your tap.
Sometimes faucets get clogged, broken, or dislodged, and this can block the flow of water. Check if the issue is specific to one faucet or if there is no water coming out of other faucets in your house. If it is just one faucet, the problem is likely with that particular faucet.
If the cold water tap is working fine but you can’t get hot water, you’ll need to check the hot water heater to see if it is working properly. It could simply be turned off or unplugged, or sediment buildup could be blocking the heating element. If the water heater is gas-powered, check to see if the pilot light is on. If it's electric, make sure it's plugged in and the breaker is not tripped.
It's always a good idea to check with your water supplier or utility company to see if there is a known outage or maintenance work happening in your area. You can also ask your neighbors if they are experiencing the same issue to help you determine if the problem is specific to your home or a wider issue affecting the neighborhood.
If there is no water coming out of any faucet in the house, check the main valve that controls the water supply to your house. It is possible that the water main valve is closed, especially if you have had recent plumbing repairs in your home. The valve should be fully open.
If the water is not coming out of a specific faucet, check to see if the shutoff valve for that particular faucet is closed. The shutoff valve is usually found under the sink or behind the wall.
In cold weather, water pipes can freeze, which can prevent water from flowing. Check your pipes for signs of freezing, such as frost or bulging.
A blockage in your water supply line may be the reason why water is not coming out of the faucet. Sediment buildup and corrosion can restrict the flow of water through your pipes.
If you find yourself in a situation where there is no water coming from your tap and you cannot resolve the issue on your own, call the experts at Trust Rooter. The skilled plumbers at Trust Rooter can help you with faucet repair, faucet replacement, water line repair, water heater repair, pipe replacement, and more.