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What Can Cause Low Water Pressure?

Is there anything more annoying than hopping into a shower meant to invigorate and prepare yourself for the workday, only to experience a sad, dribbling output from the shower head? Low water pressure is much more than just a minor annoyance. It could potentially indicate a serious problem with your plumbing system.

Even if this is not the case, you need to have the issue, however “minor,” resolved as soon as possible. You should not settle for less when it comes to the performance of your plumbing system. Read on to learn more, and contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have.

  1. Leaks. The first item that comes to mind when you experience low water pressure is probably going to be a plumbing leak. Leaks vary in terms of severity. If you just have a water leak at one point of use in your home, it is probably a leak local to that fixture or faucet. If you have low water pressure in a faucet with an extending hose, or a detachable shower head, the hose itself may be leaking. If you have low water pressure throughout your home, though, it could be a leak in the main water line. Wherever the leak may be, we’ll pinpoint the source and resolve the problem.
  2. Mineral Deposits. Hard water can leave mineral deposits on plumbing faucets and fixtures. While ugly, these mineral deposits pose no health risk to the people in your household. However, hard water is not harmless to your plumbing system! When deposits build up in pipes, they can restrict water flow. This can lead to low output pressure. Even worse, it can lead to a buildup of pressure in the pipes, putting their integrity at risk. A whole-house water softener can help to prevent such problems.
  3. Supply Issues. If you get your water from a municipal supply, then it is possible that there is an issue with the distribution system well beyond your individual residence. Contact your water utility to inquire if there is an issue, as well as what steps are being taken to resolve the problem.

Schedule your plumbing services in Clearwater, FL with Experts Plumbing Services, LLC.

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