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Common Causes of Low Water Pressure

There’s no worse feeling than getting ready to take a hot, relaxing shower just to find your water pressure is weak and unreliable. What you may not realize is that this simple issue can signal much bigger plumbing problems. The best course of action to take in this case is to contact a Magnolia plumber. With highly-trained professionals and industrial-grade tools, fixing low water pressure comes naturally to us. To remedy this nuisance and ensure your plumbing is still functioning properly, contact Magnolia for expert plumbing services


One common cause of low water pressure is leakage in the plumbing system. Plumbing leaks can occur for a multitude of reasons, such as high water pressure, corrosion, broken seals, etc. Water pressure is affected by plumbing leaks because the water is exiting the pipe at an inappropriate location instead of being directed to the faucet or showerhead where it belongs. Neglecting a leak will cause it to worsen until you have a plumbing disaster on your hands, which is why it’s best to diagnose and repair this issue as soon as possible. 

Mineral Buildup

Most homes have hard water running through their plumbing system. Hard water is loaded with minerals that are designed to make drinking and cleaning safe. However, these same minerals can separate from the water and slowly build up in the pipes. Too many mineral deposits will block water from traveling at the speed and pressure it’s supposed to, resulting in low water pressure. 

Clogged Pipes

In a similar fashion, clogged pipes can significantly slow down water from reaching your faucet because of the many blockages along the way. Clogged pipes aren’t just responsible for low water pressure; they can also interfere with wastewater reaching the sewer and pose health risks to your household. The best way to treat clogged pipes is with a professional drain cleaning

Faulty Pressure Regulator

Pressure regulators are supposed to do just that: regulate your water pressure. When your pressure regulator is damaged, your water pressure will either dramatically increase or decrease. Neither scenario is an entertaining thought. A professional plumber can replace your pressure regulator, so you can go back to enjoying the perfect water pressure.
You don’t have to deal with low water pressure in your home. Magnolia plumbers are highly trained to quickly diagnose the cause and provide an efficient solution. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for all your plumbing needs.

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