What is more frustrating that slow or low water pressure problems when you turn on the sink or shower? The first thing to understand, and what AAA Home Services will do, is diagnose the problem.
5 Causes of Low Water Pressure Problems
- Dirty sink or line aerators. This is the easiest fix and one you can likely do on your own. Your sinks and showers have a small screen on their tip called an aerator. These are designed to mix air into the flow on low-flow fixtures, but they also eventually clog with debris and hard water deposits. Remove them, clean them out thoroughly and reinstall and see if your flow is better.
- Debris in water pipes from your water main. Over time, sediment can build up, or if you have a water main crack, dirt can enter the main line. AAA Home Plumbers can flush your lines to remove this build-up.
- Leaks in your system. You will lose pressure if you have leaks in your system somewhere.
- Mineral deposit build-up or corrosion in your pipes. Common in older pipes in older homes, AAA can clean these pipes with safe chemicals to get them running free again.
- Water supply issues. If your neighbors report the same issue, it’s time to check with the water company.
AAA Home Services can come in and determine why you have poor water pressure and offer solutions to get your pressure back where it should be.