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It can be frustrating and worrisome to suddenly find out that there’s no water in your house. From one homeowner to another, we know what it’s like. There are a few reasons why this might be happening, and it’s important to find out the cause so that you can take the necessary action.

In this blog post, we discuss what to do when there’s no water in your house and the causes of no water.

5 Steps for Diagnosing No Water in Your Home

Step 1: Check Other Plumbing Fixtures

If you discover no water at one faucet, check other faucets. If you have water coming out of other fixtures, the problem is probably isolated to just the one fixture that isn't working. In that case, we can help repair or replace the plumbing fixture in question.

If water isn't flowing from other fixtures, you will likely have an issue with the water supply. Keep reading for the next items to check.

Step 2: Check with Your Neighbors

One of the first things you should do is check with your neighbors to see if they’re experiencing the same issue. If their water is also out, then it’s likely that there is a larger problem with the main water supply. This could be due to a water main break or maintenance being done on the water system.

If your neighbors have water, you can isolate the problem to your home. Here are other things you can check.

Step 3: Look for a Leak

A water supply line leak can cause a sudden drop in water pressure, leading to a lack of water in your house. Inspect your plumbing system for any leaks, such as under sinks, around toilets, and in your yard. If you find a leak, turn off the water supply and call a plumber.

Step 4: Inspect Your Water Meter

Next, check your water meter. If it’s not moving, then there could be a problem with the water supply to your home, such as a shut-off valve that needs to be turned on. Or your water line might be leaking. If the meter is moving, it means that water is being used somewhere in your house, which could indicate a leak.

Step 5: Check Your Main Water Shut-Off Valve

Next, make sure your main water shut-off valve is open. If it was closed and you have water now, you should be good! But if it's open and you still don't have water, we'll need to determine and repair the cause.

Causes of No Water in Your Home

After going through the steps listed above and you still don’t have water, there’s likely a problem with the systems that get water into your home.

Some causes of no water include:

  • A Broken Pressure Regulator. If you're connected to city water, the pressure regulator controls that water flow into your home. One of the signs of a broken pressure regulator is low water pressure or no water flow at all.
  • Damaged Well Pump or Pressure Tank. If you're on well water, you rely on the well pump and pressure tank for your water. A broken well pump or pressure tank can result in low water pressure or no water.
  • Water Line Leak. Whether you rely on city water or a well, your home will have a main water supply line to get water into your home. A leaking or damaged water supply line can also cause no water or low water pressure. We can detect and repair the leak.

Trust Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Central Oregon for Speedy Repairs

If you have no water due to a problem with your plumbing system, we can help troubleshoot and repair the issue. No water is an emergency and we're open 24/7 to help. To make the situation that much better, we won't charge emergency rates.

With our 35+ years of plumbing experience, we can quickly figure out the issue and handle the necessary repairs. Request your service online today - we look forward to helping you.