When the water pressure drops in your home, you have a lot of trouble getting dishes done, feeling refreshed in the shower, or even doing simple tasks like washing your hands. You need more than just a drip from your faucet to get things done around the house, so you may need to call a plumber to help you solve the problem.
If water pressure is low (or nonexistent) all throughout the house, we strongly recommend that you call in a technician ASAP! Otherwise, you may be able to solve the issue on your own.
Just a dirty faucet or fixture
Is water pressure low only in your shower or your kitchen sink? You might have an aerator that’s clogged with debris. Tiny minerals (like calcium) can build up and get caught at the end of a faucet. The aerator, which is supposed to help control the flow of water, is basically just a screen, and a standard household wrench should help you to loosen the end of the faucet and remove and clean the aerator.
Water may be leaking from a major point in your piping system, or a single point that affects only one faucet or fixture. The leak could be underneath the foundation of the house, behind a wall, or in the ceiling, and you don’t want to deal with the water damage that could result. If you’ve already ruled out a mineral clog in the faucet, it’s time to call in the experts for leak detection.
Have you had a problem that required you to shut off one or more of the water valves in your home? It’s possible that the valve was never completely opened back up, or that a small child has closed a valve by accident. This is something you may be able to resolve on your own.
Call Evans Plumbing Inc for expert plumbing services in Twin Falls, ID and the surrounding areas or for more helpful advice.