Fixing Low Water Pressure
Low water pressure can be a frustrating problem for homeowners to have. It can turn showering and dishwashing into irritating chores that take twice as long to complete thanks to a low flow of water.
Korrect Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is here to help you get your water pressure back up to speed with your chores and schedule. Read on for our low water pressure solutions.
Check the Main Water Valve
Occasionally, your main water valve may be knocked out of its usual position. This can cause your perfectly strong water flow to stop in its tracks. If this is the case, all you need to do is simply adjust the valve back to normal, or around 60 PSI.
Replace the Regulator
If your home is supplied by public water, it is likely that you have a regulator to ensure water does not rush in and overflow the home. Low pressured water could indicate that your regulator has gone bad. In this case, you will need a professional to repair or replace it to bring the pressure up once again.
Look for Leaks
Another reason your water pressure is low could be due to a leak in your plumbing system. Keep in mind that not all leaks will make themselves known in obvious ways. If you can’t identify the cause of your low water pressure, it may be a good idea to call a plumber to inspect for and repair leaks.
Clear the Drains
Clogged drains could be another culprit in the case of low water pressure. There could be a blockage somewhere in your plumbing caused by mineral deposits, hair, or other debris that has made its way down the drain. Clear the pipes with baking soda, vinegar, and hot water. If this does not solve your problem, contact your plumber to take care of the clog for good.
If you’re looking for the right plumber to solve your low water pressure woes, give Korrect Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at (937) 837-2333.