Low water pressure is an aggravation to be sure, but it’s more than that. It’s a sign of trouble somewhere. That somewhere could be local (in your faucet) or distant (a water main break a mile away). With this post we’ll lay out some of the potential causes for low water pressure and provide a few tips on how to tell which of these causes might be at work on your plumbing system.
Plumbing Companies in Toronto Know Low Water Pressure Shouldn’t be Ignored
Low water pressure is something most homeowners will experience at one time or another. Here are a few of the most common causes for this potentially serious problem.
- Leaks – To find out if a leak is the cause of your low water pressure turn off all taps in the home then read the water meter. Don’t use any water for several hours and then go back and read the meter again. If it has moved there is a leak somewhere in your system. You need to fix it quickly before it causes damage to your home or undermines the foundation.
- Corrosion – Depending on the age of your plumbing system the problem could be corrosion buildup inside the pipes. If you’ve noticed the water pressure becoming lower over a period of time this may be the culprit, although you’ll still need to get a professional in to confirm it.
- Municipal problems – If your water pressure drops suddenly for no apparent reason call the neighbors. If their water pressure is suddenly down as well there’s likely been a water main break in the municipal system that serves your area. There’s not much plumbing companies in Toronto can do. You’ll need to call the city and report it.
- Localized problems – If everything else is fine yet you’re only getting a dribble out of your shower it’s likely nothing more than a clogged nozzle. Remove and clean it and see if this fixes the problem. If the faucet in the kitchen or bathroom sink is acting up it could be a clogged aerator. Again, simply remove and clean it.
If you’re experiencing low water pressure call New Canadian Drain and Plumbing on (416) 651-2990 or (416) 462-3212. We’re one of the most respected plumbing companies in Toronto. We’ll get to the bottom of your low water pressure problem quickly so that your home can avoid major trouble and return to normal as fast as possible.