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Top Causes of Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure is one of those you things you don’t think about until it’s a problem. It impacts everything from washes dishes to taking a shower. Finding the source of the problem becomes a top priority, but it can be a little tricky.

Here are some of the most common causes and how to fix them:

Debris and mineral buildup – Over time, sand, dirt, and pollutants can buildup in your home’s pipes, especially if a water main fractures. There are a variety of plumbing chemicals that can dissolve the debris and flush them.

Corrosion buildup – Steel or galvanized water pipes are supposed to last up to 20 years. Whenever they become corroded, it’s best to have them replaced.

Plumbing leaks – To determine if you have a leak, shut off all your interior and exterior water taps and record the meter. Check back in a couple of hours to see if the reading has changed. If it has increased, you probably have a leak.

Water supply malfunction – Your local water supply company can experience the same issues as you do. Contact them to see if they are any issues and find out when they will be resolved.

If you are experiencing low water pressure and want one of our awesome technicians to take a look, don’t hesitate to give us a call or fill out our online contact form.