If you are faced with low water pressure in your home, certainly you may become quite frustrated and annoyed. When this occurs, your shower doesn’t provide enough pressure to rinse off properly, your toilet will take forever to refill and your washing machine cycles require a great deal of waiting and patience on your part. Whether low pressure impacts one appliance in your home, part of your home or the entire house, knowing how to resolve the issue will surely benefit all.
THE MOST COMMON CAUSES OF LOW WATER PRESSURE AND THE BEST SOLUTIONS
There are a number of common causes for the presence of low water pressure in your home. The team here at Steve Mull Plumbing wants to share some of those causes with you and provide some simple and effective solutions.
- The main shutoff valve may not be fully open – We may all need to shut off the water supply in our homes at the main shutoff valve at one time or another. However, not opening the valve all the way afterwards can lead to some annoying water pressure issues. Be sure to check the shutoff valve and ensure that it is opened all the way. This will alleviate the water pressure problem quickly.
- An accumulation of mineral deposit – The mineral content in water accumulates over time inside the water supply lines. This can eventually constrict the flow of water and reduce the overall water pressure. The best and most practical solution to this problem is re-piping the lines, especially if the low water pressure is impacting your entire household and not just a specific appliance or section of the home. If, on the other hand, the problem is specific to one appliance or fixture or a small section of the home, it may be that you only have to re-pipe a single water supply line. You can contact the certified plumbers here at Steve Mull Plumbing who can help you identify the source and extent of the low-pressure problem.
- A defective or improperly functioning pressure regulator – The water pressure generated from the main water line in the street is often far too strong for typical household plumbing. The regulator valve that is located on your water meter is used to reduce the street water pressure to a safe level in your home. If this regulator is not working properly or if someone had previously adjusted it inappropriately, your indoor water pressure will be reduced greatly. One of our highly skilled plumbers can come out and check the regulator valve for you to determine if it is functioning properly or if it needs adjustment or replacement.
THE DEDICATED PROFESSIONALS YOU CAN ALWAYS RELY ON
Here at Steve Mull Plumbing our team of highly skilled and experienced plumbers are steadfast in their commitment to provide only the highest quality plumbing products and services to all our valued clients in Lebanon and the surrounding towns. If you are in need of top-of-the-line plumbing services at affordable prices, be sure to reach out to the team here at Steve Mull Plumbing.
We are committed to meeting the individual needs of all our clients and take tremendous pride in our high marketplace presence as a result of our professional team and superior customer service. With that said, if you are experiencing low water pressure in your home and are uncertain as to the cause or solution, don’t delay. Take time out and contact our team today. We will come out to your home and perform an inspection of your water supply and plumbing system to determine the source of the problem and provide you with a quick and effective solution. We look forward to serving you and send along wishes for a safe and enjoyable spring season.