What’s Causing Low Water Pressure in Your Home?

At some point, often when you least expect it, you may come to realize that the water pressure in your home has fallen off.

While low water pressure may not sound like a big deal, it could be the sign of a major problem.

Here are some of the top causes of low water pressure in a residential property:

  • Debris and mineral accumulation. As debris and minerals buildup in your pipes, it’s only natural for water pressure to decrease. The best thing you can do about this is examine a section of pipe to get a better idea of if this is the problem.
  • Plumbing leak. You never want to find that a pipe is leaking, but this is one of the most common causes of low water pressure. Maybe the leak is visible, or maybe it’s hiding behind the wall. Either way, if you suspect a leak you need to address the concern as soon as possible.
  • Malfunction in the water supply. There are times when low water pressure has nothing to do with an issue in your home, and everything to do with a malfunction in your area’s water supply. Before you assume something is wrong at your home, contact your water company to see if there is an issue in the area.

There are many things that can cause low water pressure in your home. If you need help diagnosing and solving this problem, contact us as soon as possible.