Low Water Pressure
Low water pressure is noticeable when the output of the water is much lower than it previously was. On good days, it is annoying, and on bad days, unbearable. Many places in your home can experience low water pressure, whether the low water pressure is present in the kitchen faucet, bathroom sink or from the showerhead, be sure to call us and our plumbers can fix it!
What makes my water pressure low?
The lowering of pressure of your home has some underlying factors that causes it to do so. Here are some common reasons as to the causes of it.
Excessive Water Output
If you notice that the water pressure decreases when multiple water outputs are being used, it may be evident that the water fixtures are splitting up water distribution. For example, if you were showering and someone flushed the toilet somewhere else in your home, you’d notice that the shower’s water pressure decreases and returns back to normal after the flush is completed.
Clogged pipes can be responsible for the decrease of water pressure of certain outputs. Depending on where the clogging is located, different appliances and water output will experience a lower water pressure. This can be fixed with a little bit of plumbing inspection and a little bit of pipe fixes. If neglected, we may have to remove and replace the pipe if the buildup is severe. In addition, some pipes might be corroded after years of use and mal-maintenance.
Faulty Pressure Regulator
When your pressure regulator is working perfectly, the water pressure in your home or building is set at a particular range. However, if the pressure regulator is faulty, then it will directly affect the water pressure of the water coming out of the outputs. Over time, it is normal for it to break. Have a plumber inspect your plumbing system to find out whether the regulator needs to be fixed.