If your Tampa, FL, home suddenly experiences low water pressure, it can be frustrating, especially if you’re about to take your morning shower or had plans to wash your car in the drive. Low water pressure can be a nuisance, but it can also be a symptom of a more serious plumbing problem. Drain Flo Plumbing is an experienced area plumbing company that can troubleshoot common plumbing problems like low water pressure. Once we find out why you’re experiencing this problem, we can provide the ideal fix.
Causes of Low Water Pressure
Low water pressure can be caused by a variety of issues. Your low water pressure might be caused by one of the following reasons:
Plumbing fixtures don’t last forever, and some fixtures have a shorter life span than others. If you have a faulty fixture like a faucet, low water pressure can often be the result. Before you contact our plumbing company to replace your fixture, you can try to clean the fixture’s aerator or screen. This small component unscrews easily from the sink or shower head. You may find that it’s clogged with small grains or debris. The debris is made up of small minerals from hard water. Over time, this debris can build up and reduce the flow of water. However, if you clean your aerator and the water pressure is still low, you may need to contact our plumbing company to make a service call to your home.
Just as hard water debris can build up in your plumbing fixtures, it can also build up in pipes. You may be experiencing low water pressure because the pipes that deliver your supply of water have become more narrow because their interiors have become lined with debris. This can alter your water pressure. In this case, you may need to contact Drain Flo Plumbing for pipe descaling. Our plumbing company can inspect your pipes to let you know if they need to be descaled.
High Water Demand
In some cases, low water pressure can be caused by a high demand of water in your home. Running the washing machine, dishwasher, and shower at the same time may, for example, reduce your home’s water pressure. Before you assume that you have a serious plumbing problem, be sure that other people in your household aren’t tapping the water supply at the same time.
Like plumbing fixtures, pipes don’t last forever either. If you have aging pipes that have become corroded, your water pressure can be affected. Pipe corrosion is more common with galvanized steel pipes. In any case, as pipes become corroded, they can develop holes and leaks. This can turn into a messy–and leaky–situation. Low water pressure is an alert that your pipes need replacing right away. Our company can replace damaged pipes. If your entire plumbing system is old and in a state of disrepair, consult with our plumbers about whole-house repiping.
Broken Pressure Regulator
Another reason you may have low water pressure at your Tampa, FL, home is because of a bad pressure regulator. The regular ensures that your home has the proper water pressure range. If the regulator becomes faulty, you may find that your home has low water pressure or water pressure that’s too high. Neither situation is a good one. You can call our plumbing company to replace your faulty pressure regulator.
A plumbing leak is a serious issue that requires fast attention. Unfortunately, you don’t always know when a pipe has failed and is leaking. In this situation, low water pressure that indicates a leak is a helpful warning sign. The sooner you contact our plumbing company, the sooner we can inspect your home for leaks. If a leaky pipe is the reason for your low water pressure, we can find the leak and repair it or replace the pipe. It’s important to find and repair leaks quickly. In our climate, mold growth can multiply fast. Leaks can also attract pests. Drain Flo Plumbing plumbers are certified and can quickly troubleshoot the leak and make the ideal repair.
Supplier or Municipality Problems
Sometimes a low water pressure problem isn’t contained to your home. Before calling a plumbing company, you might want to check with your neighbors to see if their water pressure is also low. It’s possible that the city or supplier is having difficulties that affect your water pressure. In these situations, you should contact the municipality for more information.
Water Main Valve Is Half Closed
If your water main valve is not open entirely, your water pressure will be affected. Sometimes these valves are located outdoors, but usually they’re inside. It’s not uncommon for playing kids to mess with this valve, which may look like a lever, and partially close it. Whatever the case, if it’s been closed, it needs to be opened fully for you to get your water pressure back on track. You may want to check your valve before you contact our plumbing company.
If you’ve had enough of low water pressure, you can call Drain Flo Plumbing to inspect your plumbing system. Our plumbing company is renowned for our fair pricing and outstanding workmanship. We know how inconvenient low water pressure is when you’re trying to wash dishes or shower. We can send a skilled plumber to your Tampa, FL, home to discover why you’re having low water pressure issues. We’ll report back to you on our findings. Then we can recommend the ideal fix.
Contact our company if you need any types of plumbing maintenance or repair. Our plumbing pros bring all the tools and equipment needed to provide you with fast, reliable service.