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Reasons Your Home Might Have Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure can be extremely frustrating to deal with. No one wants to take a shower or wash the dishes when the water is barely trickling out of the faucet. If you are tired of dealing with water pressure issues, then get the help you need today. At Rooter Hero Plumbing, we provide premium residential and commercial plumbing services for clients across California and Arizona. We enjoy helping our customers find ways to improve the safety, efficiency and reliability of their plumbing systems and we want to do the same for you. Pinpointing the cause of low water pressure can be tricky. Here is a list of the most common reasons for low water pressure, and what you can do to solve the issue successfully.

Dysfunctional Fixtures

There is a chance that the low water pressure in your shower stall or kitchen sink has nothing to do with your plumbing system. In some circumstances, the fixture itself may be the source of your trouble. Faucets and shower heads can become faulty or damaged over time due to sediment buildup, limestone and mineral deposits or rust. If your current fixture has been installed for a while, check to make sure it is in good condition. If not, replace the unit and test to see if the pressure returns.

Closed Valves

Most homes have two main shut-off valves which are designed to control the flow of water into your property. One of these is located on your house, while the other is at your water meter. If one of them is not fully open, then it can cause your water pressure to drop significantly. Check these valves and make sure they are fully turned to the correct position.


If the water flows perfectly when you first turn on the faucet, but quickly begins to slow the flow of water, then the cause might be clogged pipes. Over time, rust, mineral deposits and other materials can accumulate on the interior walls of your pipes, eventually forming clogs. Root infiltration is another common cause of a main water line clog. In either situation, the result can be a drastic decrease in water pressure. Leaking or Damaged Pipes Low water pressure can also be caused by pipe damage or hidden leaks. If your water pressure problems have been coupled with an increased monthly water bill, then this may be the main culprit. The best way to solve this issue is to invest in a professional plumbing inspection and leak detection service.

Damaged Pressure Regulator

If you have a pressure regulator installed and are experiencing low water pressure, you may have a damaged or dysfunctional unit. If you often experience wild fluctuations between high and low water pressure, then you probably need to have your regulator inspected.

Does Your Property Have Low Water Pressure? Get Help from the Experts at Rooter Hero Plumbing

Are you concerned about your low water pressure? There is no reason to continue putting your plumbing system at risk. Get the help you need today by calling the experts at Rooter Hero Plumbing. Our certified, licensed and insured plumbers are ready to help you solve your water pressure problems long term. Contact our office for more information about our commercial and residential services or to schedule an appointment with an experienced plumber in your local California or Arizona area community.

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