While everyone experiences low water pressure occasionally, you shouldn’t have to put up with it for long periods. Low pressure will make it difficult to take a shower and will impact your dishwasher, toilet, and other fixtures and appliances. Whether you own a home or run a business, you’ll need the proper water pressure to take care of daily tasks.
Take a look at some of the most common causes of low water pressure below and find out how Joe the Plumber can help solve all of your plumbing problems.
Pipes can break down due to oxidation, resulting in blockages or holes. Either of these factors can lower water pressure.
Debris like dirt, oil, food pieces, and grease can build up in your pipes and lower the water pressure.
If your valves are fully or even partially closed, the water pressure will be low or won’t run at all.
If your property has multiple plumbing fixtures in use, the increased demand can result in low pressure.
Water pressure regulators keep your water pressure at the proper level. If something is wrong with the pressure regulator, you can expect problems with the water pressure as well.
Sometimes, water pressure issues originate outside your property. A burst pipe or blockage in a municipal pipe could lead to no or low water pressure. Water authorities may also shut off or reduce flow as they perform maintenance or repair problems.
If you notice low water pressure, first determine whether the problem is with your property or if it’s more widespread. Ask your neighbors if they’re experiencing problems and check local news sources and social media pages to see if there are any reports of burst pipes or water shut-offs in your area.
Once you’re sure the problem is limited to your property, call the experts at Joe the Plumber for all the plumbing services you need to enjoy fully functional plumbing fixtures. We are the plumber trusted by residential and commercial clients throughout Houston, Tomball, Cypress, Katy, Spring, and Magnolia. We would be happy to give you a free estimate and find the source of your water pressure problems.
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