We’ve all been there. You stand there in the shower with a head full of shampoo. You rinse and rinse but it takes forever. Why? Because the water pressure is really low.
Low water pressure can be caused by many things.
Eyman Plumbing advises you to first check the faucet aerators. An aerator is the small screen at the end where the water comes out. These often fill up with hard-water debris.
Sometimes a water softener can fix this problem.
But if your house has steel or galvanized water pipes, you may need to replace them. Pipes can calcify until they’re so blocked, water only trickles through.
A home owner may think they have all-copper pipes. In older houses, the main pipes may have been replaced, but the risers – supply lines that move water up from one story to the next – weren’t replaced, so they become calcified.
In more than one home, Eyman Plumbing has had to cut into walls to replace the risers and restore water pressure to upper floors.
Water Pressure-reducing valves
Pressure-reducing valves decrease water pressure throughout a house’s heating system.
If the water pressure is too high – greater than 70 pounds per square inch (psi) – Eyman installs valves to prevent the failure of water heaters and faucets. Toilets also can fail as a result of high water pressure.
If the homeowner already has a pressure-reducing valve, it’s possible the valve could fail and they wouldn’t know it. That’s why you need the help of the plumbing professionals.
Call Eyman Plumbing today and let us help you fix your water pressure issues, 402-731-2727.