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What to Do When You Lose Water Pressure

Reliable water pressure is essential for many everyday tasks, from showering to dishwashing. A change in this supply impacts more than your quality of life — it can also increase your utility bills. Learn more about how to recognize and fix low water pressure.

What Causes Low Water Pressure

Understanding the reasons behind decreased water flow will help you minimize costs, prevent further issues and enjoy consistent, quality plumbing. The most common causes of low water pressure include:

  • High demand: If you're using multiple taps simultaneously, your water flow divides to accommodate your needs. This split reduces the overall pressure level.
  • Outdated or damaged fixtures: Your fixtures may be obstructed, clogged or corroded, which impacts your water's pressure and quality.
  • Closed water valves: Two water valves control your home's water flow — one in or on your property and one at the meter. Check your home and your city's water department for closed or partially closed valves.

What to Do When You Have Low Water Pressure

You want to restore your water flow right away. Whether it's using one appliance at a time or contacting your neighbors, you have many ways to troubleshoot pressure problems. Take the following steps to ensure an effective solution:

  • Determine the scope of your issue: Do you notice low water pressure in one tap, throughout your home or around the neighborhood? Recognizing the problem's extent helps you chart the best course of action.
  • Check your fixtures: Sometimes minor adjustments are all it takes to improve your plumbing. Make sure your home's water valve is completely open and clean everyday clogs if possible. You can tackle many obstructions with simple tools, such as a drain snake or plunger.
  • Look for leaks: Check your home for cracked water pipes or signs of leakage, such as wall stains and puddles. Damaged or leaky pipes may indicate more complex issues that need professional servicing.
  • Contact a professional: A licensed plumbing expert has the equipment and expertise you need for efficient, long-term results. If you have an extensive plumbing issue or want a second opinion, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Oneida gives you peace of mind and saves you time and money.

Restore Your Water Pressure with Mr. Rooter Plumbing Today

Mr. Rooter Plumbing is licensed for leak detection or any plumbing-related project in Oneida and beyond. We combine over 50 years of experience with upfront pricing and exceptional customer service so you can save more, resolve problems quickly and prevent future issues.Contact us online or call us at 315-363-1565 now!

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