If you’re unable to wash dishes while someone is taking a shower, you have a water pressure problem. If you are watering your lawn, and you can’t run a bath at the same time, you have water pressure problems. There are some reasons for low water pressure that aren’t that difficult to fix. Here are some easy to solve water pressure issues you may encounter.
Low Water Pressure at Just One Fixture
You may be having a problem with just one faucet in your home. You should check to make sure the aerator isn’t clogged or that a washer hasn’t become dislodged. Also, check the supply valve under the sink to make sure it’s entirely open by turning it all the way counterclockwise.
If you have a low water pressure problem in a shower, remove the showerhead and soak it in vinegar overnight. You should first remove any rubber washers or gaskets. If this doesn’t fix the problem, remove the shower valve, and clean it.
If your whole home has a low water pressure problem, check the main shut-off valve. Turn it to make sure it’s completely open. If there’s a pressure-reducing valve installed, you should call a plumber to adjust it.
Gibson Plumbing & Mechanical of Sparks, NV, can help you with pressure-reducing valves and all other plumbing issues. We’re family-owned and -operated and have been in business since 2000.
Neighbors Using Water
Your home’s water pressure may be negatively affected by your neighbor’s are using water. If you notice you’re only having a problem at certain times of the day, it may be because neighbors are using a lot of water at the same time you are. You’ll need to adjust your schedule, such as watering your lawn at a different time of the day.
Gibson Plumbing & Heating offers a full range of plumbing services, including drain cleaning and tankless water heater installation. We also replace, maintain, and repair heating and air conditioning systems. We even do solar installations. Give us a call today if you’d like to find out more or to schedule an appointment.