Fixing Low Water Pressure In Your Home
Does it seem like your taps aren’t producing as much water pressure as in the past? Is the tap in your bathroom at a trickle, or your shower head sadly sputtering? Perhaps it is causing frustration, and making those everyday activities a hassle as you try to figure out why the taps are causing you strife. There are a number of reasons that low water pressure can strike in your home, and they can be difficult to diagnose. We have put together a list of some of the main culprits when it comes to low or slowing water pressure in your home.
Buildup of dirt or obstructions:
Water pipes are susceptible to buildups as water naturally travels through your home – minerals and other debris can get caught in the pipes, and slowly build up to obstruct the water pressure. Breakages in the pipes can also attract dirt or other sediment, and even a small amount can lead to low water pressure and plumbing issues.
This one is fairly straightforward; if there is a leak somewhere in your plumbing system or pipes, it stands to reason that all the water that would usually come through can’t quite make it. Leaks can occur due to obstructions or breakages, particularly in older pipes.
Natural pipe corrosion:
Though most pipe systems are designed to last for at least a decade or two, they still naturally corrode over the course of time. The natural corrosion can then block or slow down the flow of water over time. This problem is usually seen in older houses or homes with pipes that haven’t been replaced in a long time.
Local water repairs:
If you only notice low water pressure over the course of a day or two, there may be nothing to worry about – your local council or water company could be doing repairs in the area that are having a minor impact on your pipes. You should be notified of any repairs in the area, and can also check on the relevant company or council websites.
There are a few ways you can establish what might be going on within your water system. First, take note of which areas of the home are having issues: is it just the shower or one sink that is experiencing low water pressure? Or, does the problem seem to be the same across the board? Check for leaks by heading to your water meter, taking note of the number, and then turning it off for an hour or so. Head back, and if the number has changed, it’s possible that you have a leak somewhere.
The best way to diagnose what is going on with your water pressure and ensure it is fixed permanently is to get in touch with a licensed plumber in your area. Tap Doctor WA are the experts when it comes to bust pipe repairs in Perth, investigating leaks and low water pressure, and any and all things plumbing. Get in touch with our expert plumbers today to get your water pressure back on track.