There are shower fanatics and bath enthusiasts, but both groups will say that low water pressure does nothing for them. Even for homeowners stuck in the middle, no one wants to deal with weak water flow. Plus, you can’t sufficiently wash your hands if the water is lightly dribbling over them, right?

Water pressure issues happen, but we won’t let you stand for them. Our tips for solving low water pressure typically involve our specialists, but you can check a couple of things before you call a plumber. Here’s what you can do first.

Check with your neighbors.

Your neighborhood’s water supply comes from the same place. If your part of town is experiencing water supply issues, your neighbor will have the same problems you’re having. In case they aren’t dealing with the weird water flow, we have more tricks up our sleeves.

Open your water shut-off valve.

Water shut-off valves are usually located near the water heater. If your home is the only one with low water pressure, a good place to start your household is your water shut-off valve. A partially opened valve will limit your water pressure, so make sure it’s completely open.

Clean faucet aerators.

If you’re experiencing low water pressure at a single faucet, you can check for mineral buildup near the faucet’s opening. Take off the aerator and look for a red-brown material inside the faucet and around its components. If there’s excess debris, you’ll need to wash the component. Washing an aerator will help open the flow of water for an easier hand-washing experience.

Not all challenges can be handled by yourself. In some cases, a professional plumber is needed to accurately assess your problem and carefully carry out the solution. The following are services that Bacon can handle for you to ensure perfect water pressure:

  • Clearing clogs– We normally talk about clogs in your drains, but a clog in your pipe is much more difficult to pinpoint. Whether it’s due to mineral buildup or a breakage, advanced equipment will determine where the clog is and how best to deal with it.
  • Fixture replacements – Pressure regulators age just like any component in your plumbing system. If you suddenly experience low water pressure, it could be your regulator that’s to blame. A plumber will have to adjust the pressure manually or replace the regulator altogether.
  • Leak detection – Leaks can be dreadful. Low water pressure is just one sign of a leak in your plumbing. Our professionals have leak detection tools for any leak concerns. Plus, we make efficient repairs to any leaking pipes.
  • Finding the right solution is hard without years of experience under your belt. Luckily, Bacon has over a decade of water pressure problem-solving. We’ll help you get your home back to where it should be. Call us today if you can’t get a handle on your shower’s pressure.

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