Don’t Ignore Low Water Pressure in Your Home!

shower-headOf all the problems that you may encounter with your home plumbing system, low water pressure may not exactly sound like the most urgent. And you know what? It may not be. It’s hard to argue that low water pressure is more urgent, for instance, than an overflowing toilet. Or at least, it may seem that way in the moment. What too many homeowners fail to realize is that low water pressure can actually be indicative of very serious plumbing problems.

Today, we are going to look at some of the reasons why you may encounter low water pressure in your home. We’re also going to remind you that our plumbers in Southern Vermont are here to help you when you do find yourself in this unenviable situation. We cannot tell you that we can help you to avoid all plumbing problems all the time.  We can promise, though, that we can resolve any problems that you do encounter successfully.

Localized Symptoms May Mean a Localized Problem

If you notice that you suddenly have low water pressure at just one outlet in your home, then chances are that you are dealing with a leak to that particular fixture. Now, that may not sound so bad. One fixture, one leak—no big deal, right? Wrong. Very wrong. Because even a single leak, even a single small leak, can cause major problems in your home and around your property.

First of all, remember that you are paying for the water that is leaking out of your system, regardless of whether or not you are actually using that water. Then remember that damp conditions caused by leaks lead to other issues like mold growth, wood rot, and other damages. Now remember to keep our number on-hand, so that you can call us if you have low water pressure like this indicating a leak!

Check Your Water Meter if It’s a Whole-House Problem

Okay, so you’re ready to admit that it’s probably a bigger problem than you’d hoped. It seems that every fixture in your home, from the shower to the kitchen sink, is struggling to provide adequate water pressure. What gives? Well, you may have main water line leak. Depending upon where this leak is located, you may have water pooling in the lowest point of your home. One good way to check on potential leaks is to shut all of the water in your house off,  and to check your water meter. Then recheck it an hour later. If the meter shows water being used, then you’ve got a leak to deal with.

If you don’t have obvious signs of a leak, and the water meter test doesn’t turn anything up, then go ahead and check with your neighbors. It is entirely possible that there is a leak in a water main somewhere in the neighborhood that is affecting homes throughout the area. Your local utility can confirm this for you, and may be able to provide you with some kind of timeframe as to when you can expect things to get back to normal.

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