Why Am I Getting Such Low Water Pressure in My Home?

October 20, 2020

If you’re experiencing low water pressure in your home, there could be several possible reasons why. You may be able to handle some causes on your own, but many others must be resolved by a plumber.

Your Water Supplier Is Causing It

The reason for low water pressure may be because your water supplier is working on a problem. Ask your neighbors if they, too, are experiencing low pressure. If they are, call your water supplier to find out what’s happening and when it’s expected to be resolved.

The Main Shutoff Valve Isn’t Fully Open

If you’re the only one with low water pressure, check your home’s main shutoff valve to make sure that it’s opened all the way. If it has a handle, be certain that it’s fully turned counterclockwise. If it has a lever, it should be parallel with the pipe.

There’s a Pipe Leak

You don’t need to have a flooded basement or crawlspace for there to be enough of a leak to affect your water pressure. If you can see your pipes, look for wet spots or dripping water. Another telltale indication would be a damp area in a wall or the floor. If your pipes are leaking, it’s time to call a plumber in.

A Pipe Is Clogged

Clogs can reduce water pressure in your home, and they can occur anywhere in your plumbing system. If you’re experiencing low water pressure in just one sink, you may be able to handle it yourself, but if you have low water pressure throughout your home, a plumber will be required to fix it.

You Share Pipes

Sometimes pipes go to more than one home. This can result in your home having low water pressure when a neighbor takes a shower. You’ll need to either adjust your routines or have a plumber perform a pipe replacement.

At Marklein Plumbing of Ramona, CA, we can help you correct low water pressure. Our experienced plumbers can also assist you with water heaters, drain cleaning, shower repair, toilet repair, water filtration systems and more. Please call today to schedule service.

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