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Why Is My Water Pressure So Low?

Few things are more disheartening as a homeowner than turning on the faucet to a slow drizzle. It’s hard to take a shower or do the dishes when your water pressure is low. If you’re always dealing with low water pressure, contact a Manhattan plumber immediately.

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There can be a few different reasons as to why the pressure from your faucet is low. Figuring out the issue will get you on your way to fixing the problem.

Valve Issues - If the low pressure is throughout the home and not just from one faucet, the issue may lie with the main shut-off valve. Check the main valve to ensure it’s completely open.

Debris and Mineral Deposits - If the low pressure is in isolated areas of the home, debris and mineral deposits buildup may be the culprit. Water is full of debris and minerals. Over time, they can accumulate in the pipes and fixtures, which causes a blockage. Soaking your fixtures in white vinegar helps to loosen the deposits.

Water Leak - This is a common cause of low water pressure. If water is leaking from a hole along your pipes or water fixture, it will cause less water to flow from the faucet. Plumbers in Manhattan are trained to spot and fix leaks around the home.

Others Using Water - Your issue of low water pressure may lie outside the home. Your neighbors' shower schedule may affect your water pressure. If other households in the neighborhood take showers at similar times, it’s common to experience low pressure.

If you’re dealing with low water pressure, give us a call today. Our plumbers are trained professionals and can help you solve any plumbing issues.

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