Google has become my favorite source for home repair advice and all things "how to".
Last night in Charlottesville VA we had heavy rain, wind and a tornado watch. When I woke up this morning the clocks were blinking and I could tell that the power had been off sometime during the night. Then horrors, I went to turn on the water and...nothing. Somewhere back in the recesses of my memory I seemed to remember that after a power outage you might have to reset the pressure tank for the well.
First I checked the breaker box to make sure it wasn't something as simple as flipping the breaker for the pressure tank. No luck. Everything was fine there. Next I walked out to the garage to look at the pressure tank expecting to find an easily visible red button labeled reset that I could push. Of course it wasn't that easy. After examining the pressure tank I couldn't figure out what to do.
I walked back into the house totally bummed, envisioning spending my day waiting for a plumber to arrive. As a last resort, I sat down at the computer and googled "how to reset a pressure tank". Low and behold, a great "how to" home repair article popped up, complete with pictures. I went back out to the garage, followed the easy directions and Voila! Water!
Thanks Google you just saved me a lot of aggravation and probably money too. So the next time you are starting a do it yourself home repair project, you might want to check Google first.