5 Reasons for Low Water Pressure

Do you have low water pressure in your home? If so, you need to call a licensed plumber for plumbing services in San Clemente. The good news is that the majority of low water pressure problems don’t come with an expensive repair bill. When these problems are addressed right away, the repair costs tend to be minimal.

Learn more below about the most common reasons for low water pressure in the home.

Main Water Source Issues

Before you call a plumber, check with the city. Occasionally, the issue has something to do with the municipal water supply that’s causing low pressure in your home. For example, when water hydrants are tested, homes near the hydrant might experience temporary loss of water pressure loss. After testing, everything should go back to normal.

Possible Well Issues

Do you get your water from a community or private well? It’s not unusual for wells to have problems when there is a water shortage. Additionally, wells need their parts repaired and replaced every now and again. If your home gets water from a well, check with your neighbors. Find out if they’re having the same issues.  If yes, contact the person who handles well maintenance to check out the matter.

Pipe Leaks

If the problem is in the home, a possible cause is a leak. Low water pressure that comes from a leak is a serious issue.  These kinds of leaks often occur under slab foundations, in homes with and without basements.

If you find hot spots on the floor or signs of water damage in addition to low water pressure, get in touch with a plumber right away. To figure out what’s going on, you need immediate leak detection services. Don’t wait to make this call. It’s imperative you get the situation under control before costly water damage occurs.

Blocked Pipes

Clogged pipes are infamous for causing low water pressure. While clogs stop up sinks and toilets, corroded main water lines can cause friction that prevents water from moving freely to faucets and toilets. Unlike normal clogs, this kind of pipe blockage often occurs because the water pipe has developed rusty spots and those spots are making it hard for water to pass into the home. Talk with a plumber to decide how to best handle this situation. Chances are you’ll need pipe replacement to fix a section of pipe.

Plumbing Add-Ons and High-Water Usage

Have you recently added a new appliance to the home that uses water? Such appliances include things like a water softener or water filter.  Sometimes, when these appliances are in use at the same time as other appliances, they lead to low water pressure issues.

Don’t forget to take into account how much water is being used at once. If the dishwasher’s running, you’re doing a load of laundry, and the upstairs bathtub is in use, well, that’s a lot of water being used. It’s understandable that you’ll experience low water in these instances.

As always, when in doubt, contact your local, licensed plumbers at San Clemente Pronto Plumbers to figure out what’s happening before things get worse.



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