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Low water pressure is really a frustrating problem. If you are constantly dealing with reduced water pressure, it is time to look for the underlying issues. You need to address this issue so as to prevent a bigger problem in the future.
The most common reason for low water pressure is debris such as calcium deposits, rust, sediment, and other plumbing collections. These things clog the water pipe and result in low water pressure. However, there can be other issues behind this problem.
How to get rid of the low water pressure?
Low Hot Water Pressure
If you are facing the problem for the hot water only, the problem could be the water heater. In order to resolve the issue, check the shut-off valve. It has to be fully open. Secondly, drain the water tank fully. It will remove the sediment within it. Next, you have to check the water supply of the heater.
Low Water Pressure in the Shower
On facing the low water pressure problem in the shower only, the problem could be the shower head. It happens due to clogging of the spray holes by the mineral build-up. You can fix this problem by removing the shower head altogether or replacing it with a new one.
Low Water Pressure at a Sink
In order to solve low water pressure at a sink, you can try to remove the mineral build-up by soaking it overnight in a deliming solution or vinegar. On the other hand, you may sometimes have to replace the faucet nozzle with a new one.
Low Water Pressure Throughout
If you are facing the issue of low water pressure throughout the entire house, it may be a bigger issue than the ones listed above, and it may not be as readily fixable.
The problem is probably not with your house if your neighbors are also facing it. In this case, it is perhaps an inefficiency with the plumbing in the entire area. You can install a pressure booster in your home so that it will increase the water pressure throughout the entire house.
If you are the only one who is facing this issue, then check the shut-off valve. It should be fully open to let in the maximum water pressure through the main pipeline. If you cannot locate the problem on your own, you have to contact a residential plumber. A professional can locate the problem and let you know what your options are for better water pressure.