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Common Causes of Low Water Pressure

allyearplumbing-low-water-pressureEveryone has experienced this at some point in their lives; Low water pressure. If you have ever experienced a faucet or a shower that is only
putting out a little bit of water at a time, it isn’t hard to realize that something isn’t right. Below you will find a list of issues that may cause you to experience low water pressure.

  • The aerator screen of your showerhead or faucets are not clean

Today, faucets and showerheads are designed with an aerator on its tip. This part of your faucet and showerhead is what enables you to save water and enables a steady stream of water without splashing and filters debris. Buildup can be caused by mineral deposits in the water. This buildup then reduces the amount of water that is dispersed. Simply, taking the pieces apart and soaking the aerator in white vinegar overnight can clean this component. If you are not comfortable with this process, rely on the expert technicians of All Year Plumbing to handle the job for you.

  • Corrosion in your pipes

If your pipes are old, over time corrosion and buildup can occur. This typically happens with galvanized pipes. If you replace any old or corroded pipes that you may have, you might notice an immediate change in your water pressure.

  • Changing your showerhead

This is an easy solution to an annoying problem. If you have never changed your showerhead and it is old, try buying another one and see if this fixes the problem. If you have had a low-flow showerhead installed, this could be causing low water pressure.

  • Possible Leak

If you have a leak anywhere in your home, it could be the reason you are experiencing low water pressure. Call on All Year Plumbing to find any leaks you may have.