Water pressure is an important aspect to a properly functioning plumbing system. You may need it for cleaning dishes, showering, or certain outdoor needs. If there’s an issue, it can usually be pinpointed to pretty specific causers. Blockages all the way to water leaks can hamper your water and leave you with poor pressure. However, there are a few measures that can be taken to address different issues that may arise and effect your plumbing
• Debris Buildup: Minerals and debris such as dirt and pollutants can travel through your water and build up over time in your pipes, causing blockage that slows up the flow of your water. We do not recommend going to your local plumbing store & pouring any chemicals down your drain. This can contribute to corrosion.
• Corrosion: Pipes are intended to last a fairly long amount of time (some even up to 20 years) but buildup of corrosion is natural and will have to be addressed at some point. This issue is something you may not be able to fully correct on your own, so your best course of action may be to call a professional plumber and have your pipes replaced.
• Water Leaks: leaks in your pipes are a pretty evident cause of low water pressure in homes. The best way to determine if you have a leak in your pipes is to turn off your water and record your meter readings. This will give you the best gauge of any leaks in your home as opposed to reading your bills. If your water usage has increased, there’s a good chance you have a leak and in that event, a certified plumber should definitely come in to inspect it for potential repairs.
Water pressure can be affected by many different issues, but if you look for the telltale signs and take the proper actions to address them, you should be in good position to have a plumbing system that’s in tip-top shape.