Having low water pressure in your home can be a very frustrating experience. Whether you are trying to take a shower or water the lawn, low water pressure is a common issue for many homeowners. There are several problems that can occur which may cause your water pressure to drop. You will likely need to call a professional in order to increase water pressure in the home and get it back to where it should be. Here are a few reasons why you may be dealing with low water pressure in your home, and what you can do to fix the problem.
Buildup of Debris in Pipes
Many different things can start to build up and cause your pipes to clog. There could be a clog from grease, dirt, hair, or whatever else that may be trapped in your pipes.
There could be a break or hole somewhere that is allowing dirt or other things to get in and cause the pipes to become blocked. Give Summit Drain a call if you are experiencing any of these issues.
Pipes can become corroded and rust can start to build up and get thick with this issue. It will also begin to restrict the flow of water.
Oxidation will eventually eat through the pipes, making holes and the water will stop flowing altogether.
Issue with Water Shutoff Valve
If your shutoff valve isn’t working correctly, this is what causes low water pressure in the whole house.
The shutoff valve is responsible for controlling the flow of water. If it isn’t opening properly or only partially opening, this will cause low water pressure.
Issue with Water Meter Valve
Your water meter value also controls the flow of water. It may have been closed or partially closed due to work on your plumbing.
The water meter value is what measures your water, so when water passes through it, the meter reads the amount of water and the flow of the water.
Faulty Pressure Regulator
The water pressure regulator is there to keep the water pressure at a constant rate. If it is faulty, then the water pressure may drop.
If this is what you think is the issue, then call us to repair it or replace it.
Leaks are a common fault for failing home water pressure. If water is leaking out then you won’t be getting the proper amount of water.
It can be difficult to tell if you have a leak, so call us to check your pipes for you.
Issues with Water Supplier
With any luck, the problem isn’t with your water system but with your water supplier. That can only be fixed through the actual supplier.
Check outside and see if there is work going on nearby or ask a neighbour if they are experiencing water pressure issues as well.
It can be difficult to troubleshoot issues with your home’s water pressure. That’s where we come in. At Summit Drain and Plumbing, we can inspect your pipes and find the problem for you. We offer emergency plumbing and drain services, and our technicians are all licensed and insured. Call us today for all your plumbing needs.