Low water pressure is one of the most common inconveniences that homeowners face with their plumbing system. It can impact all aspects of daily life, like showering, washing dishes, and doing laundry. While many variables can impact your water pressure, here are the most common causes of low water pressure:
- Water supplier issues: Your home’s plumbing system may not be at fault, but rather your water supplier. If your neighbors are also experiencing low water pressure in their homes, it’s time to contact your water supplier (which is often your municipality). They might be making changes to the water supply, which could be impacting your water pressure.
- Faulty pipes: If your home’s pipes are leaking or clogged, water will not be able to properly flow through, resulting in low water pressure. Have a professional technician inspect your pipes for any obstructions that can be cleared out, or leaks that can be patched. Corroded water pipes will need to be replaced entirely.
- Failing pressure regulator: A water pressure regulator controls the water pressure so water can flow safely through your home’s pipes. If this regulator is broken, your home’s water pressure can suddenly drop. The regulator can be fixed or replaced by a plumbing technician.
If you’re experiencing low water pressure, call the plumbing experts at Gilman Heating, Cooling and Plumbing at 804-329-1800 or schedule an appointment online! One of our certified technicians will inspect your system and give you a proper diagnosis.