Low water pressure has been the bane of many a homeowner’s existence. Whether one is showering or washing the dishes, the reduction in pressure can cause whatever you’re doing to take longer or be generally unsatisfactory. However, finding the root of the problem can be equally frustrating. So, what can cause low water pressure in your home?
One of the main reasons you may experience low water pressure is because there may be a leak in your plumbing. When your pipes leak, not all the water reaches the faucet, thus causing low pressure. If not addressed immediately, it can cause extensive damage in the future.
Build Up in Pipes
Objects like dirt, dust, and sand constantly pass through your drains and into the pipes. In addition, if your hard water has minerals in it, they can all stick to the walls of the pipes, causing buildup. This can block water flow and minimize the pressure.
Malfunction with the Municipal Water Supply
Sometimes the water problem does not lie in your plumbing, but rather in your city’s water supply. If you hear your neighbors complaining about low water pressure too, you can look to your municipal water supply company. Contact your local company and ask them about when the problem will be fixed.
Clogged plumbing can reduce the water flowing through your pipelines. The blockage can cause water to concentrate in a certain area of the pipe, rather than move through the faucet. To prevent low water pressure and future bursts in the pipes, it is important to clean the clog.
If you notice your water pressure is low, it may be time for a plumber. Contact our qualified team at bluefrog Plumbing + Drain. We have experienced individuals who can determine the issues and fix them for you. Call us today.