Why is My Water Pressure Low?

A faucet running with low water pressure.

Have you ever stepped into the shower after a long day and the water pressure is so low that your shower isn’t even enjoyable anymore? Believe us, we’ve all been there. There’s seriously nothing more frustrating than water pressure that is so low that you feel like you can’t even wash the shampoo out of your hair.

In this blog, we’re sharing with you a few reasons why your water pressure might be lower than usual. Keep reading to find out!

Multiple Fixtures Running at The Same Time

In some households, the water pressure can be lower if multiple fixtures are running at the same time. Let’s say your dishwasher and washing machine are running at the same time as someone is showering. This puts a high demand on your water supply and will prevent the full amount of water needed coming from each fixture.

Leaks and Clogs

If there’s a leak somewhere in your plumbing system, water is escaping, meaning the pressure of your water will automatically be lower than usual since the full amount is not coming out.

Clogs are also another reason why your water pressure might be low. If your pipes are clogged, the water flow becomes disrupted by the blockage. A professional cleaning by Dr Rooter of Lexington will resolve this issue.

Faulty Fixtures

Fixtures go through quite a lot over time that it’s inevitable they will eventually need to be cleaned or replaced. Clogged fixtures, especially shower heads and faucets, are pretty common and often just need to be cleaned to fix the problem. If a cleaning doesn’t do the trick, a fixture replacement might be needed.

Closed Valves

There are two valves that can shut off your home’s water supply, the main house shutoff valve and the water meter valve. Check both of these valves to make sure they are fully opened. If they aren’t, this could be affecting your home’s water pressure.

If you’re experiencing any of the above issues with your home’s plumbing system and think this is the cause of your low water pressure, give Dr Rooter of Lexington a call at (803) 398-2090. We’ll be right out to help!