Many homeowners often face the dilemma of low water pressure. You might not realize it till you find that you take a long time to wash the dishes or to water your lawn. Such problems usually arise due to low water pressure in the plumbing lines. The causes could be several and these need to be identified first before the solutions are arrived at.
Causes of low water pressure
Water pressure could be due to an internal plumbing problem or external water supply as well. For instance:
Low Water Pressure Solutions to refer to
As stated above, the causes to low water pressure in your home could be various. When it relates to external water supply, you would need to seek information, whether it is a onetime problem or something that continues to occur. If such a problem persists for long, you need to get a petition signed by all neighbors who are facing the situation and submit it at the water supply department or municipality.
When you suspect that certain pipes or valves are at fault, this need to be remedied by re-piping. You would need to get a plumbing service to come and inspect the different fixtures to pinpoint the points or connections which are deterring the water flow or pressure.
In case there is a problem with a single fixture, there might be simple ways to address this problem. If the water force has dwindled of a shower head or faucet, it could be due to a washer that has become dislodged or aerator that has become clogged. You need to remove the parts, clean them out and replace them. Usually deposits clog such parts and reduce the water flow. In certain cases you might want to check the sink faucet whose supply valves run below. You need to close off the water connection and check the pipes to clean and remove any obstacle that might be lodged in.
The above points illustrate how water supply pressure can be affected and how to remedy the problems.
In the event that you are unable to solve the culprit with your low water pressure issue, give us a call. Our plumbing experts would be happy to come out and take a look at your situation. Call us today to schedule your plumbing inspection!
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