Identifying plumbing defects is the first step towards solving it. Low water pressure is an irritating situation that we all often face in our day-to-day lives. There are many issues, apart from a broken or defected pressure regulating device, that can result in low water pressure in your house. It is also possible that the flow of water is less because it is diverged into several other plumbing outlets in the same house, at the same time. Even this leads to temporary low water pressure. Below are some common problems that affect water pressure.
The water that we get in our pipes is laden with several things that we hardly know of. Particles of disintegrated rust from the inside of pipes, minute pieces of plastic, sand or ground and natural minerals flow along with the water supplied from the force. These constituents often settle down on the walls of the pipes and further create an unwanted layer inside. This layer obstructs the flow of water and reduces the pressure or the speed of flow. Fixtures and valves mostly restrict the flow of these materials and hence, most deposits are seen near their openings. At times, the natural corrosion of metal pipes also narrows down the passage of water flow. The amount of these deposits depends on the hardness level of water and the age of your pipes.
Large amounts of water often leak out through the cracks and holes in the pipe or near the joints of fixtures. This reduces the quantity of water that should ideally reach everywhere in the house. Dripping pipes are easy to spot but leakage happening from the pipes inside the walls can be difficult to check. Even small leakages in any part of your house can lead to an overall low water pressure.
Every house has a main valve that regulates water flow from the source or storage tank to all the taps and outlets. At times, this valve is accidentally moved or is partially closed. Even a slight turn of the valve can highly affect the water flow.
The main source that supplies water to the locality or entire city also faces all these and some other problems. It can happen that your plumbing system is perfectly healthy but the low water pressure worry starts at the source itself.
At times, installing a new plumbing system or object also affects the water pressure. You can, most of the time, examine the problem on your own, but ultimately, you will have to hire professional plumbers in Edmonton if you identify any defects. So it’s better to call professional plumbers for a complete inspection of your plumbing system.
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