What Causes Low Water Pressure?
Putting up with low water pressure isn’t a catastrophe, but it can be an annoyance for family members. Mom wants to do the laundry, but it takes forever for the washing machine to fill up with water. If you have younger family members in your household, they get annoyed when the water pressure isn’t enough to rinse out their hair or fill up a bathtub for a bubble bath. Dad wants to wash the car, and there isn’t enough water pressure to spray the dirt away.
All grumbling aside, having a house with low water pressure is a nuisance. This article will offer five reasons for water pressure problems.
How To Handle Low Water Pressure Issues
If your home doesn’t have a water filtering system or soft water, there is a good chance you have what is called limescale buildup. Untreated water, especially well water, is mineral-rich. As that water travels through your plumbing, it leaves those minerals, and after a while, there will be buildup. Water can’t flow freely through the pipes. This is not a do-it-yourself project. Using harsh chemicals to lessen buildup can be dangerous; those chemicals could pour into your drinking water. The only real solution is replacing all the plumbing in your home. Replacement is expensive but putting in a water softener after the plumbing is replaced will prevent the same scenario.
Water carries oxygen. If you have metal pipes, corrosion is a natural effect. Do you have rust colored streaks in all your sinks? Your drinking water may have a red or brown tint. Unfortunately, once again, the only option would be to replace the plumbing in your home. After new plumbing is in, a whole house water purification system will help to prevent future issues.
The Main Water Valve Isn’t Fully Opened
When a plumber does work on your home, the first thing they do is shut the water off. You are in luck; this is an easy fix. Check where the water comes into your home. The main valve may not have been opened all the way when the plumber finished up his work. Locate the main valve and turn it counterclockwise.
The problem might be with your water provider. City water goes through a series of pipes to get to your home. With the miles of plumbing, there might be a dilemma that is not known to them. Turn the main valve off and contact your water supplier.
The entire problem could be as simple as a leak. The quickest way to resolve a leak is to call a plumber. Let them find the drip and fix it.
Call Atlantic Coast Water Clinic
All the above tips will give you a good starting point of how to repair low water pressure. To avoid problems in the future, a whole house water treatment system is recommended. Atlantic Coast Water Clinic has been in the business of water treatment for over 30 years. Our team of water specialists is highly trained and has the most up-to-date equipment to help homeowners achieve their water quality goals. Our objective is to give each home we visit the best customer experience. We offer water solutions to both residential and commercial concerns.
If you think your pipes could be compromised, give us a call, we will be glad to help.
Atlantic Coast Water Clinic
3181 SE Dixie Highway,
Stuart, Fl 34997