Why Do I Have Low Water Pressure in My House?
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Why Do I Have Low Water Pressure in My House?
Feb 02, 2022

Why Do I Have Low Water Pressure in My House?

Water pressure is vital for various activities within the house, like taking a shower or rinsing the dishes. However, when you wake up to only a trickle from faucets in your home, it can be frustrating and inconvenient to deal with, and that’s why Mr. Rooter plumbing can help you address the issue. Low water pressure doesn’t necessarily mean that there’s an underlying plumbing problem, and that’s why it is advisable to have our experienced plumbers in Berlin, PA conduct regular maintenance.

There are many reasons why you could be experiencing low water pressure, and we can help you pinpoint the cause of the problem before it becomes more pronounced. Some of the reasons why your home might have low water pressure include:

A Water Meter Valve That’s Not Fully Opened

The main water meter valve functions like a shutoff valve, which can affect water pressure if it’s not fully opened. If you have not experienced a plumbing emergency that required you to tamper with the water meter valve, you should check if it’s opened all the way. Suppose the problem persists even after adjusting the water meter valve. In that case, you should use the professional plumbers from Mr. Rooter Plumbing to conduct necessary repairs and replacements to your plumbing system.

Hot Water Heater Problems

Although it seems far-fetched, your water heater can affect your water pressure. One of the common reasons our plumbers usually encounter is hard water build up in the connecting lines and the water heater tank. Depending on the location of the buildup, it can affect the water flowing in or out of the unit. Another common problem is a compromised water heater valve; when it is not fully opened, you will likely experience a decrease in water pressure. It is advisable to steer clear of water heaters that accumulate a lot of pressure and leave them to Mr. Rooter Plumbing to handle repairs.

Clogged Aerator Screen

If you wonder what an aerator screen is, it is a mesh located at the end of the faucet and controls the flow of water and conservation. If the aerator screen is clogged, it can affect water flow from a steady stream to a trickle. However, only the affected faucets will exhibit signs of low water pressure, and that’s why you should have professional plumbers correct the issue before it becomes more pronounced. Using the appropriate equipment, Mr. Rooter Plumbing can help you maintain an efficient and functioning aerator screen.

Corroded or Clogged Water Lines

If all the minor measures are ruled out, it can signify a severe underlying problem like a clog. We have a team of well-equipped and experienced plumbers who can pinpoint the location of the clog or corroded line before recommending a suitable solution to restore water pressure in your home.

If left unchecked, clogged or corroded lines can lead to significant property damage, and that’s why it’s advisable to schedule regular maintenance with Mr. Rooter Plumbing, to prevent the issue from getting out of hand. Contact us today and schedule an appointment with a professional.