Low water pressure in the house can be quite a nuisance. It always seems to take forever to run a tub of water, toilets take forever to refill so you can flush, and what should be a refreshing shower becomes quite a drag when it takes you 10 minutes just to rinse the shampoo from your hair.
Low water pressure can be a result of a problem in your city or town’s water system. If there are too many households connected to the same water outlet or if some of the water lines are sealed for maintenance then you can experience temporary water pressure issues. But low water pressure in the house is mostly due to these 5 common causes:
The wrong pump size
Your water pressure pump might be too small to provide enough water pressure for your specific setup. Thousand Oaks professional plumbers can come and check whether the pump is installed correctly and whether the pump is adequate in size. We will also check other factors such as horizontal and vertical runs as well as the depth and capability of your water source and we will give you recommendations for the right sized pump.
Too much consumption
If too many people or appliances inside the household are tapping into water sources at the same time then that might be the cause of the problem. Check to see if the washing machine, dishwasher or irrigation is running before you take a shower and see if anyone else in the house is also taking a shower or bath so you can enjoy stronger water pressure.
Your location might be to blame
The height of your property can affect your water pressure level. Houses on top of a hill generally experience water pressure problems because the local water supply is either at the same level or lower than the home. The only solution here is to get a water pressure pump so you can compensate for the height difference.
Buildup in the pipes
Metals, corrosion, and debris have a tendency to build up in the pipelines and especially inside showerheads and taps. These deposits can make it hard for water to get through the pipes and can result in low water pressure. A completely new water pipe installation might be needed to resolve this problem, especially since your home’s water lines are likely to be quite old if they are clogged.
Leaks in your plumbing can affect water pressure levels and can make a huge mess inside your home. It is important to regularly check for leaks and to get any water leaks repaired instantly so you can prevent water damage to your home.
With the right plumber at your side and the right home modification, you can enjoy fantastic water pressure levels at all times. Good water pressure levels also make your home much more efficient since quicker showers are taken, you can irrigate your landscape, and keep your property cleaned so much better and quicker with good water pressure.