Common Water Pressure Problems: How to Solve Them

Common Water Pressure Problems: How to Solve Them

Common Water Pressure Problems: How to Solve ThemAre you experiencing issues with low water pressure in your home? If so, you’re not alone as this is a problem that affects many residential plumbing systems. Here are some of the most common causes of water pressure problems in Peachtree City homes, with helpful tips on which ones you can easily solve yourself and when you need the help of a professional plumber.

Low Pressure at a Specific Fixture

If you’ve noticed a decline in pressure at a certain faucet or shower head, a buildup of mineral scale is likely the cause. In most cases, you can get this issue solved without a visit from your plumber.

 

Simple remove the faucet aerator or shower head nozzle and let it soak in a 50/50 mixture of vinegar and water. Check it periodically, and when the mineral buildup has dissolved, rinse and reinstall the part. If this doesn’t solve the problem, simply replace the aerator or shower head.

Poor Pressure At Every Fixture

If low water pressure is an issue throughout your home, check whether your main water valve is fully open. If it is, it’s best to call in a professional who can identify the cause of your pressure problem.

 

You may have a repairable leak on your main water line. If pressure is low on the supply entering your home, having a pressure booster installed may help. A malfunction in a reducing valve in place on your system, or a buildup of corrosion inside your older galvanized piping are two other possible culprits.

Insufficient Hot Water Pressure

If pressure has diminished throughout the house but only on the hot water supply, it may be due to scale accumulation in the water heater tank. Unless you’ve kept up with semi-annual tank flushes, the mineral scale that forms during the normal water heating process can gradually block the attached water pipes, drain valve and T&P relief valve. A severe blockage can pose safety concerns, so it’s best to have the appliance serviced by a licensed plumber.

 

For expert help solving water pressure problems in your Peachtree City home, contact us at Powers Heating & Air.

 

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 770-487-2040.

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