Top 5 Reasons Why Your Home Has Low Water Pressure

Published on: May 19, 2021
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Few things are as frustrating as low water pressure when trying to tackle daily chores. From doing the laundry, to showering and washing dishes, every task turns into a drawn-out process with lackluster results.

In this post, we explore a few of the top reasons why your home has low water pressure.

  1. Too high of a demand on water supply – too many appliances and fixtures tapping into the water supply at once may reduce the overall pressure to all faucets and appliances in use.
  2. Failing Fixtures – Faucets, showerheads and other plumbing fixtures can become clogged up with lime, rust or debris, or have internal parts that are failing, causing reduced water pressure.
  3. Pipe Clogging – In some cases, pipes can become clogged with debris or roots from trees that have caused structural damage.
  4. Partially Closed Valves – This is a simple fix. The water supply to each of your appliances and fixtures likely has a ‘shut off’ valve. This valve may be partially turned towards the ‘off’ position, reducing the water supply and pressure.
  5. Broken Water Pressure Regulator – These regulators are engineered to aid in maintaining a consistent safe water pressure throughout the home.

When in doubt, hire us to check it out. Our team can be on site fast, quickly uncovering the underlying cause of your poor water pressure, and finding cost-effective solutions to resolve the issue.

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