Have you ever turned the shower on in the morning only to find that the water barely trickles out like it’s supposed to? How about having to wait a long time for your sink to fill because the water flows very slowly out of your faucet? Having low water pressure can be very irritating, so in order to solve the problem, you should look into what’s causing the issue in the first place.
Closed Shutoff Valve
One of the first things to check if you have low water pressure is your shutoff valve. If it’s not fully open, water won’t be able to flow as easily to the fixtures in your home, resulting in low water pressure. Make sure the valve is completely open, especially if a repair has been made to your plumbing system recently.
As time goes on, and water continuously flows through them, old pipes can begin to corrode on the inside. The material that corrodes can eventually build up inside of the pipes and cause a blockage. That blockage, in turn, can slow the flow of water in your plumbing system and leave you with low water pressure altogether.
While faucet aerators can be a big help in reducing how much water you use, they can also become dirty with sediment and prevent an adequate amount of water from flowing through the faucet. Inspect your aerator and, if you notice it looks a little dirty, clean it to remove the gunk and restore your water pressure.
If you have hard water running through your plumbing system, the sediments and minerals in the water can form a clog and affect your water pressure. In order to prevent this issue, install a water softener to remove the minerals in the first place.
If hard water is messing with your water pressure, contact the experts at Aquarius Water Conditioning. We can perform a free water analysis and offer solutions to rid your home of hard water.