Skip to main content


Showing posts from July, 2020

Why Do I Have Low Water Pressure?

Low water pressure in your house can be aggravating. When you are taking a shower, it takes longer to rinse the soap off. When you are washing dishes, it takes forever to fill the sink. Your washing machine will probably never fill up! What can you do? The first step in fixing the problem is determining its cause. Let’s say that you’ve recently purchased a home with low water pressure. First consult with neighbors to find out whether the issue plagues the entire community. If it does, you can install a water pressure booster, which operates by increasing the pressure of water on its way from the main water line to your kitchen and bathroom fixtures. In situations where the neighbors have good pressure but you don’t, the culprit may be a water pressure reducing valve. A previous owner may have had a regulator added to limit the force of water diverted from the municipal supply line. Determine whether such a valve exists at your home; if you discover one, ask a plumber to adjust the se