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What will cause low water pressure in a house?


Low Water Pressure in a House, causes


Low water pressure can be a frustrating problem, but it's usually not a serious one. In most cases, it's caused by a simple issue that can be easily fixed by a plumber.

Here are some of the most common causes of low water pressure:


  • A clogged aerator or showerhead

  • A leak in the plumbing

  • A problem with the water main

  • A pressure regulator that is set too low


If you're experiencing low water pressure, the first thing you should do is check for any obvious problems, such as a clogged aerator or showerhead. If you don't find any problems, you can call a plumber to take a look.


A plumber will be able to diagnose the cause of your low water pressure and recommend the best course of action. In most cases, the problem can be fixed quickly and easily.



How a Plumber Can Check the Pressure Reducer Valve


So, what is a Pressure reducer valve? The pressure reducer valve is a device that is installed on the main water line to your house. It helps to regulate the water pressure so that it is not too high or too low.


More commonly, it is located where the main water line enters into the home's crawl space. If your home has a concrete pad, it is normally near the hot water heater.


If the pressure reducer valve is not working properly, it can cause low water pressure in your house. A plumber can check the pressure reducer valve to see if it is the cause of your low water pressure or you can call us to check it out.


To check the pressure reducer valve, the plumber will need to shut off the water to your house. They will then use a pressure gauge to measure the water pressure before and after the pressure reducer valve. If the pressure is significantly lower after the pressure reducer valve, then the valve is probably not working properly and will need to be replaced.

Replacing a pressure reducer valve is a relatively simple job for a plumber. The plumber will simply disconnect the old valve and install a new one.


Once the new pressure reducer valve is installed, the plumber will turn the water back on to your house and check the water pressure again. If the pressure is now normal, then the problem has been solved and you will see a dramatic difference in your waters pressure.


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