Do you have a hard time washing dishes in the kitchen at the same time your kids are watering their garden due to low water pressure in your house? Is the water pressure in your home so weak that you have to shut off some faucets for others to run? Are you looking for ways to fix low water pressure in your house? Read this article to the end and learn what to do to rectify low water pressure in your home.
Before going further, it is vital to let you know that if other neighbors also have low water pressure in their houses, there is nothing much you can do other than to register your complaint with your water supplier. Here are 4 ways you can fix the water pressure in your house:
If Only Some Parts Have Low Pressure
The first step is to ascertain the scope of the problem by running both hot and cold water through relevant faucets in the kitchen, bathroom, etc., to know if the problem was from a water source. If the water pressure is low only when hot water runs, that indicates that there is a problem with the water heater. To fix this issue, ensure to open the shut-off valve completely. If the problem persists, contact a professional plumber to inspect the water heater.
If Only a Single Fixture Is Affected
If there is low water pressure with a single fixture, it is likely caused by mineral build-up in the pipe. The mineral accumulation looks whitish and can be sometimes off-white or blue-green on or around the water fixture at its joints. Clean the deposits by wrapping a clean rag soaked in white vinegar around the affected part(s) for about an hour. Gently remove the aerator in the faucets and spigots and soak in the vinegar to remove the mineral build-up.
If the Problem Affects Everywhere in the House
Open the water shut-off valve on your water meter completely. If you have two shut-off valves in your house, open both of them completely.
Locate and stop water leaks in the toilet, sink, garage, or water line. Irrespective of the basement waterproofing, you would see water spots in the basement if there are any leaks.
Purchase a Booster Pump
If you have low water pressure in the entire house and you do not enjoy showering because it feels you are standing under watering can, you can buy a booster pump to solve the problem once and for all. However, you need to contact a professional plumber to choose the right booster pump for your home.
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