Water pressure is something that many of us will quickly notice a change in. From washing your hands before a meal to taking a warm shower at the end of a long day, water pressure is something we often take advantage of. It’s not until the water pressure drops that we start to wonder what could be causing this issue to arise. Well, the team at Dash Drains is going to dedicate today’s blog to a few of the most common causes of low water pressure. Let’s go ahead and get started!
A Clogged Pipe
There’s no doubt about it, a clogged pipe is easily the most common reason that water pressure drops. When there’s a blockage in a pipe, water isn’t able to exit at the pressure that it’s being released. If this particular reason for a lack of water pressure isn’t tackled in a timely manner, you wind up with a lot of water pressure (and water) at another part of your pipe. This often leads to a pipe burst and a costly repair.
Partially Closed Valve
Another common issue that can lead to low water pressure is a partially closed valve. This is much more common than some may realize, but it’s a relatively easy fix if you catch it early on. Ultimately, all that needs to be done to tackle this particular problem is to open the valve fully. Then, the pressure of the water should come through fully.
Failed Pressure Regulator
A faulty pressure regulator could also be a problem for your lack of water pressure. This piece of equipment reduces the input of pressure into your plumbing system to ensure that the traveling water does not damage your pipes. Though this particular piece of equipment is designed to minimize the chances of any damage happening to your pipes, when it’s faulty it can lead to a lack of water pressure. In many instances, all that needs to happen here is a quick repair or replacement of the regulator and your pressure should be back to normal.
Old Steel Pipes
If you have old steel pipes in your home, there’s a chance that this outdated plumbing could be the cause of your low water pressure. With steel pipes, they can become corroded and can have a build-up that makes it difficult for water to travel through them. Unfortunately, the only means of fixing this is going to be on the pricier side of plumbing projects.
Contact Dash Drains
Now that we’ve covered a few of the most common reasons that water pressure can be low, let’s talk about what to do when you notice it. In many of the circumstances that we listed above, the cause of the low water pressure could lead to a serious plumbing problem if not dealt with in a timely manner. With that in mind, it’s good to have a professional come and inspect your pipes as soon as you notice a change in your water pressure.
In the case that you have noticed a drop in pressure, contact the team at Dash Drains. We have proudly provided high-quality plumbing services to residents in the Beverly area for years. Contact our team today and we’ll get one of our knowledgeable plumbers out to you as quickly as possible.