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How to Fix Low Water Pressure

A major problem in many homes is having low water pressure, which can be very frustrating when trying to take a shower or wash your hands. Luckily, there are some easy ways to boost the water pressure and attempt to fix it altogether. The first thing that needs to be done in this situation is to determine the type of all the water pipes in and around your house. This is important because the size of the water pipes can determine the amount of water pressure the home will receive.

The next step to fixing the water pressure is to make sure that all the water valves are fully open because if they are only partially open then you are only receiving a portion of the water pressure. This step is key because it is often the main reason why homes have low water pressure. If these valves are not fully open then it is important to open them and check to see if this makes a difference. The next step is to inspect for any clogs or crimps in the water pipes, if it is a new home or if it has been tampered with recently there can often be clogs in the pipes.

Tampering with some of these pipes and other parts of the house can cause serious problems to the home so it is important to be careful. Call a professional if there are any major problems or if the water pressure cannot be fixed by these solutions. It is important to know the extent of your abilities because trying to fix these problems on your own can often result in costly repairs. Calling a professional can save your home from having to undergo costly repairs because of the problems that can arise when trying to fix the problem on your own.

Some minor steps taken to fix water pressure are replacing the shower or faucet piece or increasing pipe sizes. The easiest of these solutions is to replace the showerhead or faucet aerator, this is often what is causing the low water pressure because the piece can be clogged or corroded. Replacing this piece or cleaning it out is a very simple and cost-effective way to fix the water pressure. It is important to call a professional in order to save the home from serious or costly problems that could arise.