Premier Plumbing & Mechanical | What’s Causing Your Low Water Pressure?

Premier Plumbing & Mechanical | What’s Causing Your Low Water Pressure?

What’s Causing Your Low Water Pressure?

Low water pressure can cause many inconveniences, from slow dishwashers to weak sink faucets to sudden cold water during a shower. Typically, you want your water pressure to sit between 40 and 80 psi. There are many reasons why you may notice a change in your water pressure.

Clogged or Leaking Pipes

If there’s a backup of debris in the pipes, the water pressure will be affected, so be sure to clean out any blockages. Make sure you know what not to put down your drains, too. 

Also, keep an eye out for leaky pipes, as escaping water can be the culprit for lower water pressure and cause severe water damage in your house.

Excessive Water Demand

Sometimes, the reason for low water pressure is that lots of fixtures need water simultaneously, and your home isn’t designed for that much water usage. You could solve your water pressure issue by spacing out the times you use these appliances or upgrading to more energy-efficient versions.

Old or Crooked Faucets or Showerheads

Sometimes the problem is the fixtures themselves. If your showerheads and sink faucets have been installed improperly or had a build-up of debris over time, you may see a decrease in pressure. You can clean off these fixtures or replace them.

Corroded Plumbing

If your plumbing system is ancient, the issue may be that all the pipes have become eroded over time. This can lower your water pressure and will need to be looked at by an expert to determine the best course of action.

Hire a Professional Plumber for a Diagnosis

If you cannot determine the cause of your low water pressure, talk to an expert. At Premier Plumbing & Mechanical, we can diagnose the issue and find a way to bring you the water pressure you want. Contact our team today.