Low water pressure can turn your home’s plumbing into a nuisance. When you need a steady flow of water, nothing is more annoying than unreliable water pressure. Our Charlotte plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Charlotte have put together somethings you need to know to ensure your water pressure remains consistent and reliable.
What Causes Low Water Pressure?
There are two different water supply valves in your home. Knowing where these are is important because you can check them to make sure they aren’t malfunctioning. If either of your water supply valves is not open fully, it can impact the water pressure throughout your entire home.
Faulty or Old Plumbing Fixtures
Shower heads and faucets can become clogged over time. Cleaning your fixtures and ensuring that they aren’t clogged can make all the difference when it comes to water pressure. Look for mineral deposits, rust, sediment, and limestone which can obstruct your water flow. If your plumbing fixtures are very old, it could be time for an update.
Too Much Demand for Water
In some homes, multiple plumbing fixtures running at the same time can result in low water pressure. If limited water supply is what is causing your low water pressure could be improved with updated plumbing features, especially an upgraded water heater. You can also coordinate with your household to ensure multiple fixtures aren’t used at the same time, so water pressure isn’t an issue.
Clogs and blockages in your pipes prevent strong water flow through your plumbing systems. If your pipes are clogged, it will impact water pressure. Scheduling regular pipe inspection services or pipe cleaning services with a plumber can help resolve the issue.
Clogs can be fixed pretty quickly with a cleaning service, but if your pipes are corroded your plumbing system can get leaks, burst pipes, or breaks. Corroded pipes can negatively impact water pressure, especially if it results in a leak (if your water pressure drops suddenly, this can be a result of a leak or burst).
Broken Water Pressure Regulator
A water pressure regulator is designed to help stabilize your home’s water pressure and keep it from getting too low or too high. These regulators can break or get too old, which means your home’s water pressure can stray outside of the regulated range. If this is the case for you, replacing your regulator can fix your water pressure problem!
For more plumbing tips and tricks, check out the Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Charlotte blog. If you have a water pressure issue in Charlotte that you can’t solve, call us at (704) 842-9508.
About the Author: William Iliev, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Charlotte
William has been a trusted plumber and owner of Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Charlotte since 2003. With over 15 years to back him, William has experience with a wide range of plumbing related solutions and systems. He and his team specialize in water heater services, tree root plumbing repairs, and more.