Just a little bit ago, I noticed first our toilet did not refill after being flushed. I turned on the faucet in the same bathroom, and noticed the flow was lower than usual, on both hot and cold.
I tried the kitchen faucet, and got the same thing. My wife ran a bath, and the water was not coming out of the faucet very well there either. Once she shut the water off, we could hear what sounded like water running into something. As I walked around in the basement, it almost sounded like the water in the tub was being drained.
Come to find out, the noise was coming from the hot water heater tank. It sounded like it was filling up. I then started up my shower in the basement (maybe 7'-10' away from the tank) and had very little water flow there as well. The water was hot, but just not coming out very strong.
There is a pressure gauge on the tank, and it was reading around 40 psi and slowly climbing. I checked on it again about 15 minutes later, and it was up around 60. Then when I just now checked again,about 15 minutes past the last check, it was down around about 30 psi. The noise had stopped sometime during my shower.
Since it was well past 11 PM when I found all of this out, checking with neighbors is out of the question.
So what could be going on? Any ideas? Suggestions? I am hoping to be back up to full pressure tomorrow morning, but wanted to get this out there in case it is not. That way I at least have a jump on researching the issue in the morning.
Thank you in advance.