Have you noticed that you can’t take a shower and water your lawn at the same time or run your dishwasher?
There are a couple of reasons your water pressure may be low. If your home is the only one in the neighborhood with low pressure, then it could be that there is a constriction in the pipes or valves. The most common cause is older pipes that may have become clogged with mineral deposits.
Tips for checking and correcting:
- Check to see if the low water pressure is an issue at one or all of the faucets and showers.
- Check for a flow restriction, dislodged washer or partially closed supply stop valve.
- If the faucet has an aerator, check it, remove it and clean it out, then replace.
- Make sure the supply valves underneath the faucet are open entirely.
- If your home has a water pressure regulator, ask your professional plumber to check it and adjust it if necessary.
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