Unforunately, it’s not at all uncommon for people in Jacksonville, IL to experience issues with their water pressure. Having low water pressure can be frustrating, to say the least. If you’re having problems with the water pressure in your home there are a few possible causes, depending on your situation.
Low Presure While Using Hot Water or a Particular Fixture
Experiencing a drop in water pressure while using hot water could be a problem with your water heater. It’s possible that the shut-off valve is partially closed. In this case, all you need to do is open it the rest of the way. If that’s not the issue, you should seek the help of a professional plumber to identify the problem.
If you have weak water pressure from only one faucet or showerhead, there could be mineral buildup inside the fixture. You can remove the fixture to clean the screen and the aerator with a small brush.
Another possible issue with showerheads is a clogged nozzle. You can remove and soak the fixture vinegar and water to remove mineral buildup. If these solutions don’t work, you may need to replace the fixture.
Weak Water Pressure Throughout Your Home
You might want to check with your neighbors to see if they’re also dealing with weak water pressure. This would indicate the pressure from the water main is inadequate. If this is the case, you can install a booster to increase water flow.
Having ruled out these potential causes, you might have a leak where the main and local supply lines meet. If so, you may find water in your garage, basement, or yard. When this happens, you’ll need a professional plumber to repipe that part of your plumbing system.
If you have any questions about low water pressure and repiping, the experts at HRI PLumbing have the answers. For more information, visit our website or give us a call us at (217) 334-4545.