Low water pressure is frustrating, especially when your shower pressure is low. You may need strong water pressure to get you going in the mornings. If your water pressure is lower than normal, call a plumber to see what's causing the problem. It might be one of the following things.
1. A Water Pipe Clog
If one of your water pipes is clogged, water may not get through with as much pressure as it usually does. An inlet water pipe might clog due to scale buildup. Finding the clog might be difficult, but your plumber can use tools that help.
A pipe that has enough buildup to cause low water pressure may have a lot of scale along the entire pipe, and the rest of your pipes might be clogging up too. Your plumber might recommend putting in new pipes or they might descale the old ones so water flows freely again.
2. A Clogged Faucet Or Shower Head
If the problem is confined to a single faucet, the problem might be scale buildup on the showerhead or inside the sink faucet. You can clean the showerhead with scale cleaner or vinegar and see if that clears up the problem. If not, you might need to call in a plumber in case the problem is in a water line instead.
3. A Water Heater Problem
If you notice the low water pressure only affects the hot water and not the cold water, the problem could be in the water heater. The water heater might have a leak or could be full of sediment and needs to be flushed out. If you don't know how to flush your water heater, call a plumber to do it for you or to figure out why your water heater is causing a problem with low water pressure.
4. A Water Leak
If one of your plumbing pipes bursts, the water that escapes could be enough to cause your water pressure to get low. Depending on where the leak is located, you might have low pressure in your entire house. A water leak is a serious issue since a leak could drive up your water bill quickly. Plus, if that water spills behind a wall or on your floor, your home could sustain a lot of water damage.
A hidden leak can be difficult to find since the leak could even be under the ground. If you have no idea where the leak is, call a plumber to come out with leak detection equipment to pinpoint the leak and recommend the right way to repair it.Share