You’re not alone if you’re experiencing low water pressure in your home. This issue can affect various plumbing fixtures such as faucets, sinks, dishwashers, showerheads, and toilets. There are several reasons why this can happen, but luckily, there are also solutions. Keep reading to learn about some common causes of low water pressure.
Debris Buildup in Pipes
If you notice a decreased water pressure, it may be due to a pipe blockage. This blockage can be caused by various types of debris, including dirt, sand, solidified oil and grease, or foreign objects. Additionally, pollutants can block pipes if they back up due to fractures in the water main. Over time, mineral buildup can also clog pipes, reducing water pressure as there is less space for water to flow through.
The accumulation of oxidation due to corrosion can constrict the water flow path within pipes. This issue is prevalent in older galvanized steel pipes, similar to mineral scaling. Over time, corroded pipes may develop holes and ultimately fail.
Broken Pressure Regulator
If you have a pressure regulator in your plumbing system, it helps to maintain steady water pressure. Typically, the manufacturer sets the pressure at 45-60 psi, so most users won’t need to adjust it. But it may be worth changing the regulator if you are experiencing low water pressure. If the pressure regulator is faulty, it’s best to seek the help of a licensed plumber from the team of Alpha Plumbing to fix or replace it.
Plumbing leaks can lead to various issues, including low water pressure. This occurs when water is diverted or leaks out of the plumbing system, preventing it from reaching its intended destination. If you suspect or notice a leak, it’s crucial to seek professional plumbing services from Alpha Plumbing. They offer service and can promptly address the issue to prevent additional damage.
Issues With Water Supply
If you are experiencing low water pressure at home, it could be due to problems with your water supplier. Unfortunately, such issues are beyond your control and cannot be fixed. If you notice that your neighbors are also affected, it’s best to contact your water supply company and ask about any ongoing problems and their expected resolution time.
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