What Causes Low Water Pressure?

Not getting enough pressure to clean off your dishes? Not getting enough pressure to wash away dirt and sweat in the shower? Low water pressure is not only irritating, it can make daily activities much more frustrating than they need to be. But what are some root causes of this nuisance? Find out below:

  1. Are Your Pipes Clean? Believe it or not, debris builds up inside your pipes over time. Sand, dirt and other pollutants can enter pipes through the water main and even a small amount of it can cause a blockage in your home’s plumbing system.

  2. Pipes Won’t Last Forever. Even though they are built to last for 20 years or more, the insides of your pipes will corrode. Natural corrosion can block the flow of water through the pipes and leave you with subpar water pressure. If your plumbing system is over 20 years old and you are experiencing problems, it may be time to upgrade.

  3. Municipal Water Problems. While there are a few problems that are commonly caused by homeowners, sometimes it’s not your fault at all. Municipal water systems are subject to leaks and other imperfections that may cause low water pressure in your neighborhood.

Still not sure why your home has poor water pressure? Contact the expert plumbers at Uptown and we’ll help you diagnose the problem and offer some solutions. Call us today at (612) 324-1004 to schedule an appointment.

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