How to Fix Low Water Pressure
Identifying Hard Water and Other Causes
Low water pressure can be frustrating and irritating: There’s nothing worse than taking a shower with weak water flow. Depending on where you live, this could be an issue with your city’s water system or an issue with your well pump. For example, any corrosion in the pipes due to hard water may have caused buildups and clogs. As pipes clog, the diameter available for water to flow through shrinks—and that can negatively affect your water pressure.
Low Water Pressure Solutions
Finding the right solution for your low water pressure will require some investigation. We recommend having your water tested by a professional water treatment company that can also identify the root source of the problem.
Potential solutions can include:
- Replacing your water heater: If you only have issues with your hot water pressure, the problem might be within your water heater. For example, you may have sediment buildup in the bottom of your water heater or the pipes going to and from your water heater may be corroded.
- Installing a water filtration system: If corrosion due to hard water or sediments is the culprit for low water pressure at your home, the solution may be to replace the plumbing and to install a whole-house water treatment system that will ensure you have the highest quality water and minimize problems with corrosion that can lead to low water pressure issues. Water filtration systems can remove a number of contaminants in water that can lead to corrosion, including sulfate and iron bacteria, high TDS (total dissolved solids), and sediment.
The Benefits of Water Filtration Systems
You rely on the water in your home for so many things: Bathing, cooking, cleaning, washing clothes, and so much more. Whether you are experiencing low water pressure or you have concerns about water odors, smells, or taste, the first place to start is with a water test and an inspection of your home’s plumbing system. In many cases, the answer is adding a water filter to your water softener or installing a whole-house water filtration system, which can improve the quality of your tap water whether you are on well water or city water.
Our water filtration solutions:
- Are fully customizable
- Are high efficiency
- Eliminate common and uncommon water problems that you don’t need to live with
Reach out to our team to tell us more about your specific problems with low water pressure, and we can begin to work toward finding a water treatment solution for your home.