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LINI2k8

02:05AM | 12/19/08
Member Since: 12/18/08
2 lifetime posts
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!!


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