While low water pressure in your home is an annoyance, it may be a sign for larger plumbing issues. Low water pressure can be caused by a number of things, but if the flow rate in your home has changed suddenly or you’ve noticed a gradual change, it’s time to call a professional plumber.
A Covina plumber will perform a thorough inspection of your pipes to determine the reason for the dip in water pressure and offer viable solutions. Low water pressure is often caused by, but not limited to, the following:
- Clogged Pipe: A clogged water pipe can contribute to low water pressure. A professional plumber can clean your pipes to eliminate the blockage.
- Faulty Pressure Regulator: If the pressure regulator attached to the pipes outside your home fails, each faucet in your home could experience low water pressure. The Drain Doctor team can test the regulator to see if it is the problem.
- Mineral Buildup: Over time, your pipes will become lined with mineral buildup. If the change in your water pressure happened gradually rather than all at once, schedule a pipe descaling service to solve the issue.
- Old Pipes: Old iron pipes corrode from the inside out, so it would be impossible for you to identify this as the problem without a camera inspection from a plumber. Corrosion can inhibit the flow of water in your pipes.
Low water pressure may be a symptom of another problem happening within your pipes. If a leak occurs, not only will you lose water pressure, but you’ll also see an increase in your monthly water bill. To prevent damage to your home or lawn and avoid high utility costs, enlist the help of a professional plumber to handle your low water pressure issue.
With a sewer camera inspection, a professional plumber will be able to determine if there are any clogs, cracks, or buildup that could contribute to your problem. Don’t ignore the change in your water pressure. Call the professional team at The Drain Doctor to quickly find a cause and make the needed repairs to restore your home’s water pressure to normal.