What Causes Low Water Pressure?
Low water pressure in your home can be frustrating. Home owners may feel helpless in situations like this. The problem can come from a number of reasons – the most common being faulty pipes and pressure regulators. To help you fix this issue, you need to know some of the potential causes:
1. Pressure Regulators
Many showerheads are designed to restrict the flow of water so that it only puts out a certain amount of water per minute. The washer within your showerhead is what restricts water flow. If you find that your showerhead is really weak, you may want to try getting a new showerhead and widening the washer inside with a drill, until the water flows normally.
2. Clogged Showerhead
Over time, sediment and mineral deposits from within the water builds up and can clog the showerhead. If you’re having trouble with water flow, you may want to check this out and clean your showerhead.
3. Faulty Pipes
If you’ve tried to fix the two problems above and no improvements have occurred, the cause may be a little deeper than that. Galvanised pipes (a pipe coated in molten-zinc and generally no longer used in new homes) corrode over time and cause leakages, meaning water is leaking out rather than coming out of your showerhead.
If you simply can’t figure out the problem and need help fixing the issue, your best bet would be to call a professional plumber to help you out.