Does your home have low water pressure?

Do you find yourself waiting impatiently for your toilet to fill up? Do you feel like you barely get wet when you take a shower? Does your washing machine seem to take way too long to fill up? There’s no doubt about it, low water pressure can be incredibly frustrating and there are many things that could be causing it. The following is a list from our experienced Belleville plumber of a couple of the most common culprits of low water pressure:

#1. Leaks

When there is a leak in your plumbing system, not all of the water is flowing where it should be, which causes you to experience low water pressure. In one of our previous posts, we went over a few easy ways to check for leaks in your plumbing system. Feel free to check it out!

#2. Buildup in the Pipes

When your water main fractures, debris, like dirt, sand and other pollutants, can enter your pipes. Even if a fracture doesn’t occur, it is still possible for minerals to build up on the inside of your pipes as water travels through them. Even a small, seemingly inconsequential amount of sediment can lead to plumbing blockages. The best way to tell if you have build up in your pipes is by turning to an expert.

These are just a couple of the main causes of low water pressure. Do you want to learn about more common causes of low water pressure? If so, please stay tuned for our next blog!