Water Pressure is Too Low or Too High
Water Pressure Problems? Call Thousand Oaks Plumbing!
Problems with your home’s water pressure can show up in different ways—all of them frustrating. Faucets may take forever to fill a sink or bathtub, or your shower head may dispense only a weak spray. Maybe your plumbing fixtures and appliances aren’t lasting as long as they should. Whether your home’s water pressure too high or too low, we have the expertise and equipment needed to get it corrected—fast.
Signs of Water Pressure Problems
Inadequate pressure in faucets or showers
Trickling or dribbling faucets or showerheads
Longer than normal dishwasher or washing machine cycles
Irregular water pressure
“Spitting” from a faucet’s aerator when turned on
Short life of a water heater, washing machine or dishwasher
High water bills
Why Is My Water Pressure Low?
Here are some of the most common reasons you have low water pressure:
One of the most common causes of low water pressure is old or outdated plumbing fixtures. As they age, faucets and shower heads accumulate rust, minerals and dirt, limiting water flow and reducing water quality.
Faulty Water Valves
Your home’s water flow is controlled by two shut-off valves. If either valve isn’t completely open, you could experience a drop in water pressure.
A buildup of hair, debris, grease, minerals and even soap in your pipes can create blockages and limit the flow of water to your fixtures and appliances.
Bad Pressure Regulator
If your home has a pressure regulator, its failure could be the source of your low-flow issues.
Old or Corroded Pipes
If you live in an older home, corroded pipes or too-small lines could be causing a reduced water flow.
Insufficient Main Supply Line
If you’ve remodeled your home or upgraded its plumbing system, it’s possible the main supply line from the city’s water system isn’t sufficient for your household’s needs.
Large amounts of toilet paper, toilet wipes or baby wipes can clog drains and back up toilets.
Once inside your pipes, tree roots can obstruct water flow and cause significant damage.
Do I Need a Plumber?
If you are handy, you might be able to repair simple problems like a loose screw or damaged washer. But there are many different types of faucets and each one operates different and requires unique parts. The best way to get your leaking or dripping faucet fixed is to enlist the help of a professional plumber.