You can typically dislodge a clog using a plunger. Simply press your plunger firmly into place over the drain, which should create a watertight seal. Next, use your hand to rapidly move the plunger up and down. This will create suction in the pipe and push the clog through. You may need to repeat this action many times until the clog drains.
If your shower or sink is clogged, there may be hair or other debris blocking the drain pipe. You may be able to fish out the debris using a small hanger or wire. You can also purchase tools created specifically for this purpose sold at your local hardware store.
Please do not use harsh chemicals to clear your drain, as these could potentially damage your plumbing system.
Call your utility company to troubleshoot the problem. There may be outages on the grid or a billing problem may be at fault. If you still need assistance after speaking with your electrical company, let us know.
If you don't have hot water access in your home, locate the water heater and check that all of the settings are accurate. If your heater is gas-powered, see if you can verify that the pilot light is lit.
If you make any adjustments to the tank's settings, please wait at least 20 minutes before testing the water temperature again. This will help ensure the tank has time to heat properly.
If your heat or your air conditioning isn't working normally, you can use the central thermostat in your home to attempt to resolve the issue. Check that all settings look accurate. Can you cycle the system off and back on again to restore the defaults?
If you continue to experience difficulty, make a repair request and we'll be in touch.