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Water Pressure Issue in Home


What Causes High or Low Water Pressure?

Water pressure in your home is a lot like Goldilocks and the Three Bears – you want it not too high, not too low, but just right. If you have too high or too low water pressure, a professional plumber can fix it, and avoid complications that occur with a loss of water pressure in the house.

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Determining the cause of high or low water pressure in the home often begins with narrowing down the location, whether it's one fixture or room in the home or a whole-house problem.

Causes of low water pressure

There are a few things that can cause low water pressure in the entire house.

  • Is your water meter all the way open? If you've recently had some home repairs completed, especially plumbing, then they may have shut off the water valve to work. Once completed, the valve may not have been opened fully, and your home isn't getting enough water

  • Is the main shut-off valve open? Similar to the water meter, the main water shut-off to the house may be turned off for plumbing repairs or installations. Check to make sure that the valve is completely open

  • Are you having water pressure regulator problems/ If this piece of equipment is faulty, it can send the wrong signals to the plumbing, and thus have the wrong amount of water entering your pipes

Causes of high water pressure

High water pressure can damage the pipes, causing expensive and damaging leaks.

  • Hammering sounds, or hydraulic shock, are noticeable when a faucet is shut off abruptly. This causes the pipes to hit against one another or the cabinetry

  • High utility bills often indicate high water pressure, as your home and appliances are drawing more than they should

  • Leaks. If you have a leaking pipe, it could be caused by high water pressure that presses on the joining

How Can Water Pressure Problems Be Fixed?

Depending on the cause of the problem, water pressure issues can be as simple as turning on the valve or as complicated as re-piping the old house.

For example, older homes may have galvanized steel pipes, instead of the newer PVC options.

Over time water causes corrosion in the steel pipes, which leads to a drop in water pressure. Replacing the water pressure regulator can be another solution to both high and low-pressure issues.

Water Pressure Solutions

If you have water pressure regulator problems, it can affect the amount of water that's going through your pipes. Too high water pressure places undue pressure on the pipes, especially at the joinings, and can lead to leaks or even a burst pipe.

Fixing your water pressure problems allows your appliances to run more efficiently, such as dishwashers and washing machines that have the proper cycle and get enough water to make sure your clothing and dishes are clean.

Schedule a Service Call Today!

You shouldn't have to live with high water pressure problems. Fixing water pressure regulator problems and scheduling preventative maintenance to reduce loss of water pressure in the house is a job for a professional residential plumber.

Contact Deluxe today and schedule your repair today! WORRY-FREE SOLUTIONS™


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