When you turn on your faucets, you should experience good water pressure from all of them. Good water pressure will allow you to more easily use your appliances and keep things clean. If your water pressure is lower than it was in the past, or even if you suspect that it is, there are a few different reasons that your water pressure may be low.
Reason #1: Water Supply is Turned Off
As water is coming through your faucets, your water supply is turned on. However, your water supply may not be turned on all the way. The main water supply to your home may have been turned so it is not open all the way. Make sure the main water supply valve is turned so that it is fully open.
Reason #2: Aging Water Filtration System
Another reason your water pressure may be lower than it used to be is because your water filtration system is getting old. As your water filtration system ages, residue can develop inside of the tank. This can cause the tank to restrict the flow of water. When the water flow is restricted from your water filtration tank, this can impact the pressure that you get throughout your entire home.
Reason #3: Outside Faucet Left On
Next, you need to check your outside faucets and make sure that none of your outside faucets are leaking. A leak in an outside faucet or other fixture can be easy to miss but can have a negative impact on the water pressure inside of your home. Go outside and make sure that all your outside faucets are properly closed.
Reason #4: Limestone on Plumbing Fixtures
If you have hard, unfiltered water limestone can build up on your plumbing fixtures. This can choke the water that is coming through your plumbing fixtures, resulting in low flow. You can clean your plumbing fixtures and replace them; although you install a filter that will help keep these hard water substances out of your water in the first place.
Reason #5: Water Main Issues
If none of the above reasons seem to be the cause of your low water pressure, see if others in your area are experiencing similar issues. The water main in your area may be the culprit behind your low water pressure.
If your water pressure is low, you are going to want to figure out the cause. For professional assistance or more information reach out to a residential plumber near you.