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    Low Water Pressure? 5 Plumbing Issues that Might Be Causing the Problem

    October 23, 2015

    Common Causes of Low Water Pressure
    So, did you turn on your water faucet just to watch the water slowly come out? Or did it twice as long to wash your hair or fill up the tub? Thankfully, there are ways to solve your plumbing woes. Before you start snooping around you should know what can cause low water pressure in your house. Common causes of low water pressure are:

    1. Broken pressure regulators: If the pressure regulator goes bad or stops working, it may cause low water pressure in some or all of the water fixtures in your home.

    2. Low water pressure from the city: You can test for low water pressure by buying a water pressure test gauge with a hose connection, and screw it on to a hose faucet.

    3. Underground or household water leaks: Cracks or damage to water pipes servicing you house can cause water leaks. Water leaks can cause low water pressure because not all of the water is making its way to your faucet.

    4. Mineral deposits: Over time, pipes can experience mineral deposit build-ups. These build-ups clog faucets and shower heads, preventing full water pressure.

    5. Seasonal issues: If you live in a community with seasonal population changes, its possible your local municipal water source has not adjusted the water pressure to meet the demand of new residents.

    Locating the Problem

    Locating what is contributing to the low pressure problem is the first step towards fixing the root problem. But its possible you might have to make and explore some or all of the issues below. Because each component might be lending to the overall low water pressure issue in your house.

    A common problem of low water pressure is debris in your pipes. If you have old pipes, or have a well, you might have high levels of debris restricting water flow in your house. Also the debris might be due to your local water utility making repairs on their pipes and shooting particles into your pipes. Things like gravel, rust, dirt and algae might be clogging your pipes.

    If you sink is is not working correctly, try removing the aerator screen and see if that improves the flow of water. If water is flowing better without the scree, it is time to repair or replace the screen. Its probably clogged with mineral deposits.

    If you still have bad water pressure, its possible the problem is farther down the line. If you want to see if your faucet is blocked inside, turn off the valves to your sink, disconnect the water supply from the shutoff valve and place them in a bucket. After they are safely in the bucket turn the water back on and see if the water pressure is higher than in the sink. If it does the problem is probably in your water faucet. If not it might be your water supply valve or piping farther down the line that is plugged.

    Hiring a Pro

    Many plumbing issues might seem like an easy fix for DIY homeowners, but often there are jobs that should be left to the professionals. Sometimes an easy and cheap fix can be complicated by somebody who does not have certified training. Don’t turn a cheap fix into a real problem by trying to do things yourself.

    About TitanZ Plumbing

    Titanz Plumbings home office is located in Charlotte County. Kenny and Rachael Lowe grew up in Charlotte County and are raising their family here in Port Charlotte. Titanz Plumbing has service technicians dedicated to the Charlotte County, Lee County and Sarasota County area, from Englewood to North Fort Myers.

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