Lose water service? Here are tips once it’s restored

Published on February 22, 2021

Fort Worth Water provided some tips to follow once water is restored to your house:

  • If your water service was never interrupted, it is not necessary to flush your lines. Emptying your hot water heater is not necessary.
  • If you have not been home or your plumbing was damaged and repaired, it is a good idea to flush the faucet that is the highest up in your home or building and then open the other faucets one at a time, moving from the highest to the lowest.
  • You can use a toothbrush and some vinegar to clean the faucet aerator of any particles. You can unscrew the aerator with your fingers, but use a wrench if it is stuck. Rinse the screen and screw the aerator back in place when it is clean.
  • Water dispensers and icemakers are connected to your water line, so it is a good idea to flush and clean. Follow the directions in your owner’s manual, but in general change the filter cartridge and flush the water dispenser for three to five minutes, throw out the ice, run the ice maker for one hour and throw out the ice, wash and sanitize the bin.

If you are experiencing low pressure, call Fort Worth Water at 817-392-4477.