What Does Low Pressure Indicate
You might have experienced turning the tap on with slow water flow. Filling a sink or a bathtub takes a long time and the morning shower you oh so look forward to becomes a less enjoyable activity. Having low pressure on water greatly affects your quality of living at home.
Low water pressure can indicate one or two of the following:
- Excessive demand for water – In some neighborhoods, water is shared from a single source which can lead to excessive demand for water throughout the whole neighborhood. Simple coordination can solve this issue.
- Shut Valves – Water supply in your home can be shut off by two different valves. You can check both of these valves even when you’re all alone. On the off chance that both of these valves aren’t completely open, it can influence the water pressure all through your home.
- Stopped up Pipes – If pipes become obstructed, these blockages can upset the water course through your lines. With the stream upset, the water weight will likewise go down. Lines should be wiped out or supplanted to address the issue.
- Faulty Fittings – Faucets/taps, shutoff valves, and shower heads in your home can also be faulty. Often mistaken as “fixtures” by people, a monthly inspection of your fittings can prevent a faulty fitting.
- Corrosion – Clogs can be fixed by clearing out or supplanting little areas of piping. After some time, however, your whole arrangement of piping can get consumed by corrosion, which can negatively affect your water pressure.
Be advised that using two fittings/fixtures in your home at the same time can also make the water pressure low. For instance, you may turn your shower on while your dishwasher is running and notice that the water emerging from the shower head isn’t as pressurized as it should be. Or then again, you may see that your washer is taking more time to top off than ordinary while somebody is running the hose outside.
This happens in light of the fact that your water flexibly is limited. At the point when you need a water stream in at least two places on the double, the water needs to separate instead of all going to one spot, and this lessens the water pressure. In the event that dividing your water stream is the explanation, you are encountering low water pressure, at that point, your water pressure will return to normal when you are done dividing your water stream.
Most of the indications listed above and more should be repaired by a professional. When it comes to plumbing, the best thing to do is to contact a professional. Call Shaul’s at 778-397-4850 or schedule an appointment with us through our website.