COMMUNITY FORUM

LINI2k8

02:05AM | 12/19/08
Member Since: 12/18/08
2 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
Hello...we just recently had an Ice storm up here in the North East and I lost power for 5 days. Once the power was back on I had lost water pressure to my upstairs bathroom sink and toilet. Its just trickling out the sink and the toilet takes for ever to fill back up. My shower still has good water pressure in the same bathroom. If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!!!

Billhart

04:42AM | 12/19/08
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
You did not give any details such as if you are on city water or a well.

But my guess is that with the power off that the pumps wheren't running and the water levels where drawn way down and trash in the lines or tanks got stirred up.

For the sink clean out the aerator. For the toilet you need to flush out the fill valve. On some types it is eaier to replace it.

Note the blockage could also be at the stop valves.

LINI2k8

01:08AM | 12/20/08
Member Since: 12/18/08
2 lifetime posts
Thank you for the suggestion!!! When I cleaned aerator out the sink worked perfect. I also turned the water off an on at the the stop valve for the toilet until it broke up the mud or what ever it was.

Thanks!!
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

If you are interested in more about historic homes, consider: 10 A-Frame Homes That Deserve A+ New Look (and Life) for... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... The Infinite Artisan Fire Bowl from Eldorado Outdoor is made from glass-fiber reinforced concrete, and offered in Oak Barr... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1