Low water pressure may seem like a small issue, but consistently low water pressure in your home may make your hygiene routine less enjoyable over time. In addition, it can make everyday household tasks more challenging than they ought to be.
Luckily, issues that may be causing low water pressure throughout your home are often easy to spot and resolve. Courtesy of The Plumbing Works, here are five reasons you may be experiencing low water pressure at home.
Malfunctioning Water Softener
Even to this day, many towns and cities in the Greater Reading Area still use hard water, requiring many local homes to rely on a water softener to alleviate the issue.
Sometimes, an improperly functioning water softener can cause a sudden decrease in water pressure as the device attempts to do its proper job. To repair any issues with your water softener, it is always better to go with the pros at The Plumbing Works.
If you are only experiencing low water pressure at a particular faucet, the issue may be caused by a clogged aerator. An aerator is the little screen on the end of your faucet that can sometimes become rusty or clogged with debris.
Thankfully, this aerator can be easily unscrewed from the faucet, cleaned, and reattached. You may find that doing so will resolve your water pressure issue with the faucet in question.
Faulty Pressure Regulator
Another common cause of low water pressure issues is a faulty water pressure regulator. A pressure regulator acts as a control for the water pressure coming from your service line into your home.
A defective regulator can affect the water pressure of your entire abode all at once. To accurately diagnose and resolve this issue, you will need the help of a licensed plumber like the many great staff members we have on The Plumbing Works team. Contact us today if you suspect a faulty pressure regulator may be to blame for water pressure woes!
Cracked or Leaking Pipes
Sometimes, pipes found within the walls or under the foundation of your home could be to blame for a fall in consistent water pressure. This issue requires immediate attention for a number of reasons.
Firstly, unseen pipe leaks could be causing even more damage to your home then you may realize. If left unattended, such leaks could lead to mold issues, water damage, and more. Secondly, even small hairline cracks could be the culprit behind a drop in water pressure, and for this reason, water pressure issues are one of the first signs that there may be some damage to your pipes.
The best way to identify and repair this issue is by contacting the professional technicians at The Plumbing Works today. We may be able to locate and repair the leak before any serious damage occurs.
Sediment Build-Up in Water Heater
Sediment buildup in general is often a common perpetrator of low water pressure. A build-up of minerals within your pipes and fixtures is typical in older homes, but even in newer homes, a collection of sediment within your water heater can create a water pressure slowdown.
Routine maintenance of your water heater is the best way to prevent this problem from occurring. At The Plumbing Works, our team will ensure that all of your home’s vital plumbing components are functioning properly.
As a family owned and operated company, we’re proud to provide thorough, ongoing training for all our employees. In addition, we ensure that all our Reading-area plumbers and HVAC technicians are professional, polite, and on time, every time. Most of all, we treat you and your property with respect. Once a job is complete, we clean up after ourselves. The only evidence that we were ever there is a perfectly working system!
Remove yourself from the stress of the situation by calling us today at (610) 708-1297, or book online right here! We look forward to helping you resolve your water pressure issues in no time at all!