Low water pressure, or as Plumbers call it, low flow can come be a relatively small issue that builds over time. Fixing the problem can be a time-consuming process mostly because of the time it takes to troubleshoot and find the cause of your homes low water pressure. There are some simple troubleshooting methods which can save you time if you have the right expertise and tools. As always, call me if you have any questions and I can walk you through troubleshooting your water pressure problem. 801-613-7379.
But first, it is important to understand what the causes of low water pressure can be so you will know where to begin troubleshooting.
The most common causes for your homes low water pressure are:
1. Debris in the Water
2. Mineral Deposit Build-up
3. Pressure Regulators
4. Low Water Pressure from the city
5. Water Valves
6. Water Leaks
If the sink faucet doesn’t work well, take off the aerator (that little cylinder screwed on the end of the spout) and see how the water flows without it. If the water flow is fine, clean or replace the aerator. If the water flow is still bad, the problem is downstream. This is a little bit of trouble, but if you want to see if a faucet is plugged up, shut off the valves to the sink, disconnect the supply pipes from the shutoff valves to the faucet, point them into a bucket, turn the valves on, and see if a lot of water comes out. If it does, maybe the problem is inside of the faucet. If not, it is the supply valve or supply piping that is plugged.