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Before you were without well water, had you recently experienced low water pressure? If your home doesn't have a history of low water pressure, a recent variance can indicate a pump malfunction. But there are many other potential failure points along the way, and some of them you might be able to diagnose and fix yourself for free!
SIMPLE SOLUTIONS | BARLOW DIY checklist
The pump isn't always the reason there is no water in your home.
The most common reasons you may have no water, besides a power outage or drought, are blown circuits or broken well pump components. However, often there are straightforward problems that can stop your water from flowing. Please take a look at our guide below, and if you need any help at all, give us a call!
Check other taps: If you have no water at only one faucet and have access beneath the sink, ensure that the nearest shut-off valve didn't accidentally get hit or turned off by other objects nearby. Sometimes even a tiny amount of rotation can stop the flow. If you have no water pressure at other faucets or fixtures, there are still a few more things that you might check to DIY restore your well water service.
Breaker: If you have safe access to your fuse or circuit breaker box and have labeled your water pump, check to see if the breaker has tripped. Although flipping the breaker back on might solve your problem temporarily, unresolved electrical issues will always lead to failures down the road or even hazardous conditions for you and your family, so get help!
Check your water main: Check your main shut-off valve if you have safe basement access. If you aren't sure which way is on or off, you can have another person check at the faucet while you try both positions, communicating with your cell phones.
Well water running dry: This may be a complex problem to diagnose yourself, but you may want to call your neighbors to ask if they've also had any water problems. If you find that your water pressure has been running low during dry periods (Even in winter), then your well may have run dry. While this isn't necessarily a DIY fix, knowledge can help you better manage your situation!
Emergency shut-off Valves Newer homes have blue and red water shut-off valves like the ones shown. If you have emergency shut-off valves, they could have accidentally been moved and interrupted your water flow. Just be sure that you know which way is open.
Inline Filters: Interruptions to well water service or pressure can also be caused by clogged inline filters. Check that any inline filters are clear and that valves didn't accidentally get moved to off positions. Some inline filters have a bypass mode that you could also try to rule out anything on a filter level blocking water from flowing, like corrosion or sediment.
Check your pressure tank (low-pressure problems): Is your pressure tank at the right level? Are there any leaks or signs of water in your basement? Your tank should have a gauge to tell you how much pressure is behind the water flowing through your pipes. If your gauge reads below 40 psi, you might have a pressure tank problem.
Clogged taps: This one you can probably check on your own, but old tap connections can become corroded or clogged with sediment. The cheapest solution is to unscrew and clean the tap & filter or replace the fixture.
Problems with water lines: Old or incorrectly sized water lines can cause low or no water pressure. Barlow Pump can help diagnose, repair or replace any failing lines, big or small.
It's never fun to be without water. Don't panic. We understand how difficult it can be to be without well water, and getting your well service back up and running is our absolute top priority.
Corroded or clogged pipes: Old homes with hard water often experience mineral residue inside pipes.
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