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My Home Has No Water, What Do I Do?

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The water from our tap is the life line to our home and allows us to drink, cook, clean and shower. But what do you do when you come home to no water in your Maryland home? Without water, we find it very hard to go about our normal day to day. In a true no water situation, you should not even flush the commode. If you are in a situation where you find your home has no water, there are a few things you can do before calling in a plumber. Once you do a quick self diagnosis you will want to reach out to someone. Remember that no water is considered an emergency and you can call Michael Runk Plumbing 24 hours a day.

No Water Steps

  1. Check your kitchen’s cold water. Your home’s main water supply will usually enter your home in the kitchen cold tap or utility room tap. If water comes from that tap but not in other places in the home then your issue is probably internal plumbing.
  2. Talk to your neighbors. Sometimes issues can be linked to the water main if you don’t have a well and you may find that the entire area is without water. If this is the case, reach out to your county or city Government to assess what is wrong and how long they expect you to be without water.
  3. Check the stop valves and make sure that they are open. The inside stop valve needs to be fully open and is usually located under the kitchen sink. You can turn it counter-clockwise to ensure that it is opened. If you cannot locate your stop valve, a plumber can help.
  4. If it is winter, you can check for frozen pipes in the areas of your home that you are able to see visible pipes.
  5. If you check all of the above and nothing helps, then it will more than likely be an issue with your well pump. It is helpful when you call the plumber to know what kind of well pump you have, the horse power and also the depth of your well. This information is usually located with the house deed and information when the house was built or bought.


Even if you assess the problem, you may still need to reach out to a plumber in your area. If you are located in the Maryland areas of Eldersburg and Carroll County, contact Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating. We can help you diagnose the issue correctly and explain the best course of action. We’ll always work with you if you want to repair instead of replace, unless replacement is the only option. Once we diagnose, you can count on us for a professional and quick project. We work hard to get your water running so as not to inconvenience you and your family. Contact us 24 hours a day if you lose all water.

What Our Customers Say

"Great experience. Moved into a new home and experienced major plumbing issues (flooding) the morning after New Years. The plumber arrived that morning within the hour and relieved the issues, also provided some recommendations that benefited us in the long-run."

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Frederick County: Frederick (21701, 20702, 21703, 21709), New Market (21774) , Mount Airy (21771), Urbana (21704), Ijamsville (21754), Walkersville (21793), Libertytown (21762), Damascus (20872), and more.

Howard County: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.

Montgomery County: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Laytonsville (20882), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Gaithersburg (20878), Germantown (20876), Bethesda (20816), Chevy Chase (20815), and more.

Baltimore County: Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), and more.

Carroll County: Eldersburg (21784), Finksburg (21048), Hampstead (21074), Manchester (21102), Marriottsville (21104), Taneytown (21787), Union Bridge (21791), Westminster (21157, 21158), Mount Airy (21771), New Windsor (21776), Sykesville (21784), Woodbine (21797), Taneytown (21787), and more.

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