5 Common Culprits Behind Low Water Pressure

emergency plumberIt’s very annoying at times when you’re running late for work and you still need to hit the shower and the water pressure just happens to be so low. It’s really these times that make any homeowner pay more attention to their plumbing or at least for some time. During these instances, you simply don’t have time to look around and figure out the problem yourself. Low water pressure can be caused by a number of reasons. In general, you should not attempt any DIY inspection or repair. You should call your emergency plumber immediately. However, here are some of the culprits behind dips in water pressure in your home and help you prevent problems in the future:

A plumber is your best option when it comes to urgent plumbing issues.

  1. Faulty fixtures – one of the primary reasons why your water pressure at home is so low is because of faulty fixtures. If your faucet or shower has seen a good number of years, it may have accumulated rust on the inside or it could be clogged by other contaminants. It’s very easy to detect if one fixture is clogged. Try running some water on the kitchen sink and then compare the flow of water on your bathroom faucet. See if there’s any difference. If there is, you know where the problem is at. If you happen to not notice any difference, you should call a residential plumber to have things sorted out.
  1. Water valve issues – typically, your home has two shut-off valves. Both of which are located outside your home. The first one is the water meter found on the street. The other is the valve located near your home. The valves may not be open all the way through which could cause low water pressure inside the house. However, the valves could also be clogged, causing the same issue but will require more effort to resolve.
  1. Clogged water pipes – if your home is still using old galvanized pipes, you are in for a world of trouble. Galvanized pipes rust and degrade over time. In some cases, the rust even piles up and clogs the pipes entirely. Instead of unclogging galvanized pipes, replace them with a safer form of piping. Call your nearest North Myrtle Beach plumbing contractor for assistance.
  1. Pressure regulator issues – if your plumbing comes equipped with a pressure regulator, it could also be one of the culprits behind the dips in water pressure. Not all homes come equipped with a pressure regulator. If you have no idea how to fix a broken pressure regulator, call expert plumbers like NMB Plumbing Pros.
  1. Corroded plumbing – this problem is most often seen in older homes. Newer buildings and homes don’t have such a problem and will unlikely have it since most buildings nowadays no longer use galvanized pipes for plumbing due to the problems with corrosion over time.

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North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
(843) 353-6409