Why Is My Water Pressure So Low?

Why Is My Water Pressure So Low?

The level of water pressure in your home really makes a difference. It affects how you feel in the shower, how clean your dishes get, how long a load of laundry takes, and whether a lawn gets watered properly. So when the water pressure suffers, you want to know what’s going on.

There are many potential explanations for low water pressure. Some solutions may be DIY projects, while others require the help of trained plumbers with the right tools.

Faulty Water Softener

If you have a water softener, this may be the source of your problem. A faulty water softener could allow resin to reach the pipes, which clogs them up and blocks water from flowing into your home.

In Need of a Filter Change

A clogged water filter blocks water from moving through the pipes. Simply changing the whole-house filter as instructed by the manufacturer may be all you need.

Leaky Pipes

When the pipes are leaky, water cannot get to the faucets and fixtures at full pressure. An accurate diagnosis of the leak requires the help of certified plumbers, but fixing a leak can help you save on monthly water bills, and it’s much better for both your water pressure and the environment.

Dirty Aerators or Clogged Showerhead

If there is not enough water pressure in just one sink, you are likely to have a dirty aerator. Simply unscrew the end of the faucet and rinse the aerator, the small screen within that should be easily removed. If the shower is the problem, take the showerhead apart to see if the nozzle is clogged.

Closed Shut-Off Valve

If there is low water pressure throughout the home, you may want to check the shut-off valve, especially if you’ve had the problem since you bought the home. It may not be open all the way. You can check this with shut-off valves for specific fixtures as well.

For all of your plumbing needs in New Port Richey, FL, call Continental Plumbing Services, LLC.

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