You turn on your shower at the end of a long day, only to find that you have low water pressure. This is a common, though frustrating, plumbing problem for homeowners, but why does it happen? Here are a few of the most common reasons behind why you may be experiencing low water pressure.
Reason #1: You have a plumbing leak.
If there is a leak in your home plumbing system, it will cause the pressure to your plumbing fixture to be reduced. In order to determine if you have a leak, shut off the water running to your home. Check back a couple of hours later — if the water meter has increased since you shut it off, you have a leak.
Reason #2: There are minerals building up on the inside of your pipes.
Over time, minerals can build up on the inside of your plumbing. This will disrupt the flow of water in your system. This is particularly common in older homes with old plumbing pipes.
Reason #3: Your water valve isn’t fully open.
If you have low water pressure throughout your home, check your water valve to make sure that it is fully opened. Someone may have hit it and turned the valve.
Are you struggling with low water pressure? Give us a call! Our professional technicians here at Plumbing & A/C Medic will help you fix your water pressure issue and restore your home plumbing.
Contact our office by giving us a call at (602) 975-2306