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Solving a Low Water Pressure Issue

Posted at March 26, 2015 | By : | Categories : Main | Comments Off on Solving a Low Water Pressure Issue

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There are few things worse than a low water pressure problem when you’re trying to take a shower or do the dishes. The cause of low water pressure can be specific to an appliance or it can be an overall problem with your piping system. So how do you fix the problem? Here are a few suggestions that might help.

Adjust Your Water Valves

Water valves regulate how much water flows through your pipes and into your appliances. If your water valves are only partially open your home isn’t getting as much water pressure as it could be. Try opening your water valves more, or even completely, to increase your water pressure.

Check for Leaky Pipes

Even a small leak in a pipe can be enough to decrease your water pressure. If you find a leak, or damp flooring or drywall, it needs to be repaired right away. We are a plumber in East Meadow that specializes in leak detection and repair and can help you fix the problem at an affordable price.

Inspect Your Shower Head and Faucets

If there is mineral buildup on your shower head or faucet, water pressure from that appliance will be low. You can clean these parts to remove the buildup or simply replace the aerator screen or shower head. If you have a low-flow shower head and don’t feel that you have enough water pressure, you can replace it with a regular shower head.

Clear any Clogs

Clogged pipes can cause a major decrease in water pressure. This problem is caused by built up waste in your pipe or pipe corrosion. If you suspect you may have a clogged pipe, we specialize in drain cleaning. We’re an East Meadow plumber and can visit your home to locate the clog and then take the necessary action to clear it.

Use a Booster Pump

If none of these tips seem to increase your water pressure, you may not be getting enough water into your home to begin with. If this is the case, the installation of a booster pump can increase the water pressure throughout your house. We can help you determine if this solution is right for you and install a pump to resolve the issue.

Lots of things can lead to low water pressure in your home. If you have a consistent problem or aren’t sure what is causing your low water pressure, it’s best to contact a plumber. We’re a professional East Meadow plumber, or plumber in 11554, that can fix your water pressure problems.

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