One of the most frustrating things that can happen in a home is too suddenly experience low water pressure. Low water pressure can make it difficult to take a shower or bath, do laundry or clean dishes, or even do yard work. Fortunately, there are four common reasons why you may have water pressure that can be fixed if they are addressed quickly.
The first reason why you may have low water pressure is that you have a clog in the pipes. If the water pressure seems to be located in or meet a certain bathroom or other room of the house, it could be because the pipes leading to that room the house.
Another common reason why you may have low water pressure is if you have a leak in a pipe somewhere. If you suddenly notice that water pressure has dropped a little bit, you should carefully look at as many of the pipes and water sources in your home as possible. If you notice a small leak it is important to have it fixed immediately before it becomes a more serious problem.
Shut Off Valve is Closed
Another common reason why water pressure could be down is if your shut off valve is slightly closed. Before calling a plumber, you should make sure that the valve is wide open. It could have accidentally been closed a little bit, which could cause the overall pressure to drop a lot. By opening the valve back up, you should see an immediate improvement in your pressure.
Failing Pressure Regulator
The water pressure in your home is ultimately controlled by a pressure valve. If your pressure valve is not working efficiently, it may not be able to properly recognize the pressure it is allowing. By having the valve replaced with a functioning valve, you should see an immediate Improvement in the overall water pressure.
If you're having plumbing issues, contact an expert plumber at Heaney Plumbing & Heating today.