5 Common Causes of Low Water Pressure in Your Home

Low water pressure in the home can be difficult to manage and downright frustrating.

You typically will first start to notice it when you’re showering. You’ll get ready to enjoy a relaxing shower, when all of a sudden, you notice there are still soap suds in your hair. However, your shower isn’t the only place affected by low water pressure.

You’ll start to notice a pattern of low water pressure with dishwashing and your washing machine. Both will take longer than normal to finish their cycles, leaving you to further address the cause. Why is your water pressure so low in your home? The experts at D&N will reveal the 5 common causes of low water pressure and what you can do to alleviate them.

High Hours of Water Usage

Both you and your neighbors have a water usage schedule. Since we all need to shower and wash our dishes, it might be a good idea to alter your own schedule to see if you notice a difference in pressure.

Pipe Leaks

Any damage to a pipe that results in a leak will cause low water pressure. If you notice low water pressure, high water bills, unusual plant growth, or damp areas on the floors or walls, make sure to contact your local plumber and fix the leak immediately.

Corroded Pipes

If you have an older home, chances are you have corroded pipes. Contact a professional plumber to diagnose and fix the problem.

Damaged Water Pressure Regulator

These bell-shaped devices are usually located near your home’s front hose connection. Typically, they do not require adjustment, but if yours does, leave it to a professional!

Mineral Deposits and Sludge

Your pipes might be filled with sand, dirt, mineral deposits, or corrosion. It’s worth having a professional come out and examine to treat the problem.

We know how frustrating and inefficient low water pressure is in the home. At D&N, you’ll find a group of experts who are ready to tackle any problem from faucet leaks to gas line installations.Give us a call or contact us today

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