No one likes low water pressure. When you turn on the faucet, you are greeted by a slow stream of water that can’t get your dishes clean or fill up your bathtub. The list goes on and on as to how low water pressure can impact your life. But why is there low water pressure in the first place? It turns out, there are many reasons why a home might have low water pressure. In this blog post, we’ll go over five common causes of low home water pressure so that you know what steps to take if it’s an issue for you!
1) Your Water Filter Is Clogged or Needs to Be Replaced
One of the most common reasons for low water pressure is a clogged or dirty filter. You need to replace these filters regularly, usually every month or two depending on how often you use your faucet. If you live in an area with hard mineral deposits from the tap water (like rust), you might have to change it more frequently.
2) You Have a Leak in Your Pipes
Another cause of low water pressure can come from a leak in your pipes. This can happen for a number of reasons, from corrosion to low water pressure in the pipes themselves.
A leak in your pipes can be a complicated issue to take care of, so it’s important to get your plumber in as soon as you notice an issue!
3) You Live in an Area with Low-pressure Water Supply from the City
Low-pressure water supply from the city can be a major issue for those who live in an area with low-pressure pipes. This is most often caused by corrosion and sediment buildup inside of the pipe, which needs to be fixed through professional repair services.
4) There’s Too Much Demand on the System at One Time
When your household is running a lot of appliances at once, there’s more demand on the system. This can lead to low water pressure. One solution to this problem is to shut off some of the appliances that are drawing water so there’s more pressure for other needs.
5) Air Bubbles Are Trapped in Your Plumbing System
Another reason for low water pressure in the home is that air bubbles are trapped in your plumbing. Air can get into pipes when someone turns on a faucet too quickly, but it can also be introduced if there’s not enough insulation around pipes and connections to keep hot or cold temperatures at bay.
Bodenheimer Plumbing Services is a full-service plumbing professional, tending to all of your needs from installing and repairing any component of your plumbing to updating the plumbing for a remodel. We’re here to answer your questions!