What causes low water pressure in our homes?
We understand how frustrating it can be to try and get the shampoo or conditioner out of your hair if your water pressure is low.The first step to finding the answer to that question is to determine the cause of the problem.
Is the low water pressure localized to one of the fixtures like a toilet, sink, shower or tub?
If the problem is localized to one sink or shower, the problem may be a clogged or dirty aerator, which is the screen on the faucet where the water flows out. You can unscrew it, clean it, and replace it. If this doesn’t solve the problem, it could be a problem with the valves in the faucets, or a leaky pipe.
Is the low water pressure only one room like the kitchen, a bathroom or the laundry room?
If the low water pressure problem is isolated to one room then there may be a leak or blockage in the pipe leading to that room.
Is the low water pressure affecting the entire house or building?
When the low water pressure is affecting the entire home or building, it is liekely that the problem is caused by one of the usual suspects:
- Water pipes that are corroded, clogged, or leaking
- A malfunctioning pressure regulator
- Home valves
- Incoming pressure from city
When should I call a professional plumbing company?
Most people will choose to call a plumber once they determine that the cause of the low water pressure is not due to something simple like a clogged aerator. Schwartz Plumbing Company will diagnose the cause the issue, and they speak with you about the various options they recommend to correct it.