Low Water Pressure & Low Flow
We all know the frustration of turning on the shower or tap and having just a trickle of water instead of a good strong flow… makes the simplest of tasks, like taking a shower or washing the dishes, a long and arduous (and in Hull – cold) task!
At The Local Plumbers, we call this “low flow”, something which you may know as “low water pressure”.
Luckily, as your local plumbers, we know all the tricks to solve these low water pressure problems.
First though, it is important to understand what causes low water pressure. Some of the causes can be: what the causes of low water pressure can be.
Regardless of where you are, there is also algae in the water, which can increase or decrease with seasons. Sometimes, plastic pipes from inside the water heater can disintegrate, and small pieces of plastic plug fixtures or partially block pipes. If the water department is working on their mains pipes, rust and gravel can enter your household system and plug up fixtures.
The Local Plumbers can easily identify the cause of your low water pressure.
Replacing Pressure Regulator
People often all us to ask "what causes low water pressure in the whole house"? It could be that your pressure regulator needs replacing. If your pressure regulator begins to fail or stops working, it may cause low water pressure in all of the water fixtures in your home. This is not a DIY job, and is something best left to a the experts. Our plumbing services can easily replace or fix a regulator at a reasonable cost to you (with a free plumbing quote before we begin our work).
Main Shutoff Valves
All valves turn, which means that your main water valves could accidentally be moved or turned off without the homeowner realizing it – we’ve had call outs for this very problem! Your home will have a main water valve, if it is shut off, or not completely open, your whole house will have low water pressure. It’s a simple check, and an important one before reaching for the phone to call a plumbing service in Hull! Your water heater should also have a main shutoff for the water; so same again - if it is restricted or partially off, you will get low flow for the hot water in the house.
Repairing Water Leaks
Cracked or damaged water pipes servicing your house can lead to water leaks. These leaks cost you money, but also can cause low water pressure because not all of the water is coming through the pipe. The team at The Local Plumbers in Hull can quickly identify and repair any leaking pipes in your home.
Mineral Deposit Build-Ups
As mentioned, over time, pipes can experience mineral deposit build-ups. This build-up can clog taps and shower heads, and prevent full water pressure. Clean out your shower heads to see if this helps the low water pressure problem, and if it does not, it may be that there is is a mineral deposit build-up in the pipes causing your low water pressure, and in that case call us, your local plumbers in Hullto assess and correct the problem with professional drain cleaning.