Low Water Pressure in Your Home
Having low water pressure in your property can be extremely frustrating. When you turn on your tap you will expect to have enough force and volume to fill a kettle. If this is not the case, then it means that the water coming out of your tap will be at a very slow pace or a trickle such that washing your hands even feels like a chore. With lower water pressure, having a shower or using the rest room becomes even more challenging. Lower water pressure will also mean it takes a long time to fill a tank or cistern.
Pressure is the force that helps transport water through the pipes to their final destination e.g. a tap or shower head. There are multiple reasons for low water pressure. The amount of pressure at your tap may depend on:
When you have low water pressure before you call a plumber
Otherwise, call a qualified plumber who may recommend the following actions
Install a water pressure booster pump
This is the go-to solution if the low water pressure is not caused by any of the other scenarios listed above. A water pressure booster pump can be used in flats, houses, or properties of any size. They are a cheap option to boost the water pressure in a property. They pass water into the pump from the mains supply and eject it into the home water system at a higher pressure. However, note that a water pressure booster pump cannot be connected directly to the mains water pressure as the added pressure can damage the mains pipework.
Replace water pipes
If there are clogged pipes or the pipes are leaking water, then the best option may be to replace the pipe system. This may be a more expensive option but may be necessary if it is the only viable option. Therefore, we recommend regular maintenance of the plumbing system to avoid such expensive situations.
Always seek your water company’s advice before installing modern heating appliances and showers as these appliances do not work when the water pressure is below certain levels. Your water company will check the water pressure levels in your area and advice if the pressure is sufficient for your equipment.
Adopting a maintenance programme for your plumbing systems is a great way of mitigating low water pressure and other plumbing issues. Make sure that your pipes are checked regularly so that any issues with clogging or water leaks can be addressed immediately.