The flow of water in your home is based on the pressure in your plumbing system. When the pressure drops, you could find yourself with low water pressure in your sinks and fixtures. So what’s causing the problem? Water pressure troubleshooting is tough to do on your own, especially when you don’t know where to start, which is why we always recommend finding a reliable plumbing contractor. At Dan Wood Company we’ve been working with homeowners in and around the Portage area for over four generations of plumbers. Because of our extensive local expertise, we can help you effectively troubleshoot your pressure issues and provide you with a long lasting water pressure repair service.
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What Causes Low Water Pressure?
The first step to resolving your low water pressure is troubleshooting. There are a few different reasons your pressure could drop including:
- Clogs: A clogged drain or faucet aerator could be the problem. When a blockage forms in your plumbing it prevents water from flowing freely, hence the low pressure. If you notice that the low pressure is localized to a specific fixture, it could be a blocked aerator, which is the mesh screen that keeps debris out.
- Water Leaks: Have you notice an uptick in your water consumption? A water leak could be dropping the pressure in your plumbing system. As more water escapes from the leak - the less water that gets to your fixtures and plumbing.
- Frozen Pipes: It’s a common misconception that pipes burst from expanding ice. The more common reason they do is because of excess pressure cause inside the pipe because of the ice. If you notice a drop in pressure right after a particularly cold night, you should call for immediate service.
- Poor Installation: There’s a reason you should always have large appliances like water heaters and dishwashers installed by professionals. If you’re noticing a drop in water pressure after a new fixture or appliance has been installed in your home, it could be a poor connection causing the issue.
- Water Main Issue: If the drop in water pressure is not caused by something inside the home, chances are the main water line is the problem. For homes connected directly to the city supply, any damage or issue that affects the water mains could directly affect your water pressure.
As you can see, low water pressure can stem from a few different reasons, which is why it’s important to always work with an experienced plumbing contractor.
Testing Your Water Pressure
When you choose Dan Wood Company for your water pressure troubleshooting you can expect detailed work. The first thing we’ll do is inspect your plumbing for any traditional issues like clogs and water leaks. If that doesn’t seem like the cause, we’ll perform pressure testing to find the source of the issue.
This is done by connecting a gauge to different outlets in your home - mainly those supplying your fixtures and appliances. Any out of the norm readings will allow us to determine the source and location of the issue. With our water pressure repair services you’ll be able to enjoy improved water flow quickly.
Call us Today!
Don’t let low water pressure wreak havoc on your home. With over four generations of plumbing experience behind us, we are your expert plumbing contractors. We can help with all your low water pressure needs and always perform detailed inspections and repairs so you can rest easy knowing that we’ll fix the issue the first time we come to your home.
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