Low Water Pressure in your Home

Low water pressure is a common problem that can easily be fixed. First thing when determining low water pressure in your home is to find the cause of the problem. It can be coming from your kitchen, your bathroom, any faucets, outdoor hose etc. There are many causes of low water pressure in your home. If you are having any types of low water pressure problems, it’s important to follow some simple steps to figure out the issue:

• Run all your faucets and showers in your home to see if the problem is coming from multiple locations or just one
• If you are only having low water pressure with your hot water, chances are it is your Hot Water Heater
• If your problem is only for a single thing (faucet, shower head etc.) then check for clogged pipes, check your stop valve and check to see if your aerator is clogged.

Sometimes low water pressure can become a bigger problem. It may not just be one location in your home, it can be consistent throughout the entire household. If that is the case then there are necessary steps to follow to fix it.

• Check your Water meter outside. Also check with your neighbors first to see if it is just affecting your home or it is a local problem.
• Once you locate your water meter, you want to check and make sure that the valves are completely open. A partially closed valve could be the reason for your problems.
• Locate your main water supply valve and turn it counter clock wise the entire way to make sure it is fully opened.
• You also want to check your entire home for any leaks because this could be the cause of the problem. There could be a leak in the
• Another way to tell if there is a leak affecting low water pressure is by checking out your water bill. If you see a large increase in your bill, there could be a leak somewhere in the home that is causing this.

If these tips are not working then it could be something major. Your pipes may have corrosion, or rust buildup. This will clog your pipes and will absolutely be a cause for low water pressure in your home. If this is the case, you need to call a plumber immediately. Who better to call than PAC? We can fix your problem and your low water pressure will be gone!