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Common Causes of Low Water Pressure

To say that reliable and convenient access to potable water in our homes is important is to make a massive understatement. For most homeowners, the idea of living without a modern plumbing system and a dependable water supply is simply unthinkable. The huge role that our plumbing plays in our day to day lives is precisely why any problems with our plumbing systems are of such serious concern. If you are worried about any issues with your plumbing in Bloomington, IL, ours is the number to dial. One problem that you cannot afford to ignore is that of low water pressure in your home.

Potential Causes of Low Water Pressure

Like so many other plumbing problems, there is no one guaranteed cause of low water pressure. It takes a professional plumber to determine precisely what is wrong with your water pressure. Potential causes of this issue include, but are not limited to:

  1. Blockages caused by debris. If you have, for instance, old iron pipes servicing your home, they may rust and corrode, and that can lead to blockages at points of use and within the piping itself. This can also cause a spike in water pressure at different points in the system, so contact us to avoid major issues due to such blockages.
  2. A faulty pressure regulator. The pressure regulator used in a residential plumbing system is there to temper the pressure of the water coming from the city supply. You don’t want your plumbing system damaged by water pressure that is too high. If this device malfunctions or fails, though, you may wind up with low water pressure in your home.
  3. Water leaks in your system. Low water pressure in your home may, but certainly not always, indicate that there are leaks in your plumbing system. Not all of the water being forced through that system is making it to the intended endpoint, so the pressure is dropping off on the voyage.

When you need any plumbing services, be sure to contact the professionals here at Pipeworks Inc.


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