Shower head with low water pressure

Does it seem to take forever to rinse shampoo from your hair? Does low water pressure leave a feeling of soap residue after showering? If low water pressure follows you from your shower to your kitchen sink and on to your washing machine, you may have a real problem.

Why Low Water Pressure Happens.

There are several issues that can cause water pressure to drop. Let’s take a look at some and what you should do to correct the issue.

Sediment build-up. Normally, water runs smoothly inside the pipes to your home. Over time, sediment can build up in the pipes. This means there is not as much space for the water to pass along the pipe. This, in turn, limits the flow and reduces the water pressure for your property. Clearing the sediment from the pipes should return the water pressure to normal.

Corrosion of pipes. Corrosion is another problem that can affect the flow of water through the pipes in your home. While pipes may be intended to last decades, corrosion can begin earlier. Once corrosion occurs, pipes likely need to be replaced.

Water Leaks. A drop in water pressure might indicate you have a leak somewhere in your home. The more water that escapes from a leak, the greater the drop in water pressure.

Problems with the neighborhood water supply. It’s possible a drop in water pressure is not caused by a problem in your home. If the city or water company is carrying out repair work in the area, the water pressure might be adversely affected.

What You Can Do.

If you are experiencing a loss of water pressure, first check to see if your city or local water company is involved with water line repair work in the neighborhood. A simple phone call is all it should take.

The best way to see if you have a water leak is to switch off all taps and any appliances using water like a dishwasher and washing machine. Once you are sure you are not using any water, check the reading on your water meter. If the meter is recording water usage, you know water is leaking somewhere. 

If you think there is a leak or problem with the water pipes in your home, you should call 847-491-6980 to schedule an inspection by a Flader professional technician. We have the expertise and tools necessary to deal with the problem and return the water pressure to normal.

Good water pressure is something we all rely on. If you have an issue with your water pressure, you need to deal with it as soon as possible. It will only get worse.

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