Avoiding Low Water Pressure Once and For All
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Common Reasons for Low Water Pressure
When the water pressure gets to be too low, it becomes a big problem. Not just for showering or bathing, but for washing dishes, doing laundry, or completing other cleaning tasks. There are many common causes for low water pressure, but the number one cause is a faulty fixture.
If faucets or showerheads become old, they can start to rust or become clogged with limestone or dirt. This reduces the natural flow of water and causes low pressure. It could also be a partially closed water valve.
If the valve is not completely open, the water cannot flow through easily, and this restriction can also cause low water pressure. Corroded plumbing and clogged water pipes are also common causes. And if none of the above are true, it could be that the main supply line is insufficient. If there isn’t enough water being supplied to the house, then the water pressure will drop.
How to Fix a Low Water Pressure Problem
Depending on what’s causing the low water pressure, the problem could be relatively easy and inexpensive to fix or could be a large plumbing project that requires professional help. For example, if the cause is a faulty fixture, a homeowner or professional plumber could simply buy a new fixture and the problem is resolved.
However, if the cause is because of corroded or clogged water pipes, a professional would likely need to come into the picture to replace the corroded pipes or remove the clog. Even more complicated would be if the source of the problem was the supply line. This may require a call to city hall to determine if the water supply line needs to be replaced for the entire street or neighborhood. So in short fixing low water pressure is not an easy task.
Preventing Low Water Pressure in the Future
Check the house’s water valves on a regular basis to make sure they are completely open and functioning correctly. And finally, be mindful of what falls down the drain (such as hair) to prevent clogs in the pipes from causing low pressure.
If after all of this, low water pressure still occurs, consult a professional plumber to know of any other plumbing repair basics. They’ll be able to resolve the problem quickly and effectively and provide advice for preventing it from happening again in the future.
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