SLOW OR NO
slow or no running water.
Things that cause your water to run slow or not at all;
Stopped up faucet filter or aerator filter.
Stopped up showerhead.
Broken faucet washer.
Bad faucet stem.
Clogged toilet fill valve.
Below are some examples showing the the effect of a
stopped up plumbing fixture or pipe.
Aerator or spout filters
Aerator do three
things: They soften water splash, filter water, and conserver water.
When aerator gets
clogged, it is usually best to buy a new one and change it.
However, they can
be taken apart and be cleaned.
When taking an
aerator apart, set the rubber, screen and screen holder on the
counter so that parts go back the same way they came out. Wash the
screen to clear debris.
Most water filters have changeable cartridges always best
to put in new cartridge.
Many shower are not repairable,
they may need to be replaced. However, for a temporary fix shower heads
can be taken off and back wash, meaning one can place the face of the
shower head at forceful running water and clear out some of the
Sink faucets and
Shower body valves
The faucets or shower
body valve systems can become worn and may inhabit proper operation of
the system in several ways, restricting the waters flow through the
faucet or shower system.
Some of the things
that can occur are:
The washer or rubber seat can brake loose inside and block the
Or the stem can come apart and reseat itself in an improper
valve: little or no water
Toilet fill valves
can get stopped up by way of sediments in the town or city water supply.
Many fill valves
such as the popular Fluid Master have kits sold at hardware supply
stores that will enable one to replace the top section of the fill valve
so that water will flow freely again.
plumbers will not hesitate to change the whole fill valve because it is
a better guarantee the stoppage will not recur.
Clogged galvanized pipe, valve off
behind toilet, valve off in basement, leaking hot water heater,
leaking boiler or boiler heat exchanger, work in street, bad house main
valve, frozen pipes.
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