Plumbing is an integral part of any building, may it be residential or commercial. Due to regular use, we often face issues with the system. Most common of them are the leaks and foul smell. Other plumbing issue that most of us face in our day to day life is of low water pressure. This is equally frustrating but can be identified and resolved. Let us see what the probable causes of low water pressure are.
Identifying low water pressure
Determine if all locations within your home or office have low water pressure. Check all the faucets at your home or office to see if all of them have the same issue or there is an issue with the single faucet that you have recently discovered.
Check the faucet if you only have low water pressure in a particular location
Causes of low water pressure
Once you have found out which faucet is facing the issue, the next step is to find out the cause of the issue.
Verify the water meter Verify the water meter
Check the meter. Usually, after repair activity, people forget to open it back or may not have opened it properly, due to which the water pressure is low.
Ensure proper working of stop valve
Check if these valves are working fine and are open completely.
Check the Pressure Regulator
At times, the pressure regulator is not working in proper condition, then there maybe a change in the water pressure and may impact all the fixtures.
Check for the leaks
Recent maintenance works:
If there had been some recent maintenance work done in the house, may it be related to the plumbing of some other which may impact the plumbing of the house, probably this can be one of the causes of low water pressure.
High usability timing:
If you face an issue of low water pressure at the certain point of the day, say at the time when nearly all the faucets and showers are in use, then maybe the tank is shared amongst all the fittings and water is distributed in all the taps.
Size of the pipe:
The diameter of the supply pipe may also be the issue of low water pressure. You need to check if the supply pipe has sufficient width depending upon the water supply and demand.