A residential or house water pressure problem can present itself in a variety of ways, which can be quite frustrating to determine where it starts.
A couple of easy checks are the valve at the street or meter as well as the main water line valve just inside your home to make sure they are both fully open.
Taps may take forever to fill a bathtub or sink, or a weak shower head may not give you that strong spray that it once did. Your dishwasher or washing machine may take much longer to run a cycle than it should or not do a good job cleaning.
When only one appliance has a low water pressure problem, then it is probably that the problem can be fixed if you have it cleaned out or repaired.
Also, there may be other plumbing issues that can affect the normal water pressure to your entire home. If your house water pressure appears less than normal, then you will want to determine the cause before it possibly becomes more severe.
Sometimes, a water pressure problem is caused by clogged pipes.
On the other side of this issue of water pressure, you can actually have too much also. Water Pressure over 80 psi can cause you to overuse water and the energy required to heat it.
It can also damage water heaters, water softeners, appliances, faucets, and seals. If you can test your pressure and it shows more than 80 psi, make sure you have a quality working pressure-reducing valve and keep it set between 50 and 60 psi if possible.
Call an Anywhere Rooter licensed plumber to evaluate your system to see how we can solve your water pressure problem.