Water Pressure Problems
If your home is experiencing noticeably high or low water pressure, that means there’s a problem afoot. If certain parts of your home are having consistent pressure issues, causes can include leaking pipes, corroded pipework or clogs created by lime deposits.
If you believe there is a leak in one of your pipes (particularly if water spots are visible from within the home), then an inspection is necessary. This will make sure you’re able to prevent costly water damage. Leaking pipes do not always require complete replacement, but in certain circumstances, a pipework upgrade may be required. However, stopping the ongoing leak is of great importance.
What Causes Low Water Pressure?
There are multiple causes of low pressure or water volume issues. Initially, it is worth confirming that the valves from the street into your home are in the fully open position, especially those near the water meter. You should also make sure the indoor main water valve is completely open.
If the valves are open but the pressure is still low throughout the house, a restriction in the line might be causing the problem. If the problem is restricted to a single faucet or shower, then the problem could be within the faucet itself. That faucet or shower should be directly inspected for clogs. If the problem continues with the valves open and individual faucets confirmed clean, then you should arrange a profession plumbing consultation.
What Causes High Water Pressure?
Low water pressure isn’t the only water pressure related plumbing problem you can face. High water pressure has its own risks. It’s typically caused by a malfunctioning pressure regulating valve and can be fixed by replacing that valve. If left unaddressed, high water pressure can damage pipes, exacerbate leaks or joint problems, and make using your home’s water an uncomfortable experience.
Why Choose Applewood?
Applewood has been in the business for over 45 years. We have a greater than 96% on-time service record with over 300,000 loyal repeat customers. We offer timely services, quick turn around, and offer extended hours 7 days a week to alleviate the need for overtime rates. We know our industry – and that includes problems relating to and surrounding water pressure.