Why is the Water Pressure in My Home So Bad?

We use water in our daily lives, and we expect it to be there when we need it. We often don’t pay attention to it unless something drastically changes, such as the water pressure. Below are five reasons the water pressure in your Nokomis, FL, home has changed for the worse.

Clogged Pipes

Clogs can happen anywhere, either in your drains or your pipes. In water pipes, a small clog is enough to reduce your water pressure. If you suspect a clog, don’t go looking for where it is; the best thing to do is call a professional.

Corroded Pipes

Pipes made from galvanized steel don’t last forever and begin to corrode after 20 years. Copper lasts 50 or more years, while brass pipes last 40 to 70 years. If you have an older house, chances are it’s time to install new pipes.

Failing Pressure Regulator

If your plumbing doesn’t already have a pressure regulator, then you can ignore this one. If you have a pressure regulator, you can test it by attaching a water pressure gauge to an outside hose spigot. If the gauge reads lower than the pressure regulator, then it’s time to replace it.

Leaking Pipes

While two signs of a leaky pipe are finding water in your basement or water gushing out of a pipe, a leak won’t always be so obvious. Sometimes a leak hides so well that you wonder if you have one, but it could still affect your indoor air quality by creating perfect conditions for biological growth. If you have a leak or suspect you have one, it’s time to call a professional.

Shared Pipes

You might have a shared pipeline that runs water to other homes. You may have great water pressure until someone moves in who shares a pipeline with you. You’re not paying for their water usage; it just means that more than one household uses the same water supply.

If you’ve experienced poor water pressure and need our help, don’t hesitate to reach out. We respond to every plumbing repair with urgency by sending our skilled professionals. Contact Custom Air & Plumbing for all your plumbing repair needs.

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