In general, we quickly need to remember how hot water, water pressure, and other plumbing affect our quality of life. Low water pressure usually sneaks up and becomes a massive problem, a pipe replacement in your home. Has your water pressure gradually slowed in a short time? If you are experiencing low water pressure in your home plumbing, B&D Plumbing can help!
Having Low Pressure in Your Bathroom
If you have low pressure from your faucet or showerhead, the reason is built-up mineral deposits. An easy solution is removing the old showerhead and soaking it inside a plastic bag with white vinegar for several hours or until it eliminates the deposits. You may also utilize a calcium and lime remover. Secondly, eliminate the excess mineral deposits with an old toothbrush. Make sure to replace your old showerhead with a new low-flow showerhead. Additionally, low-flow showerheads consume less water and are affordable.
Inspect Your Shut-off Valve
Another reason you have low water pressure in your home plumbing is that your home’s shut-off valve is partially closed. You can typically find the shut-off valve near the central city water supply pipe entering your home. Also, ensure the valve is fully open by rotating the wheel-like valve counterclockwise.
You Might Have a Broken Pressure Valve
You may also have a broken pressure-reducing valve. This bell-shaped valve regulates the water in your property. Although it’s primarily for reducing pressure, a broken valve can trigger low pressure. In addition, a good pressure is between 45 -65 PSI, while a low pressure is below 40. The pressure is considered high if it’s above 80 PSI. You can test your water pressure by buying a water pressure gauge online or at your hardware store.
A Slab Leak Can Cause Low Water Pressure
A slab leak happens when the water supply line leaks beneath a building’s foundation. Plus, this leak can cause water to penetrate the ground, causing the soil to shift and the foundation to become unstable.
A slab leak can also cause low water pressure in your home plumbing since the water cannot flow freely via the damaged pipe. If left untreated, a slab leak can significantly damage your residential or commercial property and increase your water bills due to the water loss.
Get in Touch With B&D Today!
Dealing with any plumbing concerns that require a professional to step in? Struggling with an absolute plumbing emergency that can’t wait? Let B&D Plumbing know. B&D Plumbing Inc. services the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia. Get in touch with us by calling (301) 595-1141 or follow us on social media including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. As a small, family-owned business, we understand how important your home is—and we offer exceptional service that matches!