Low water pressure can be a frustrating problem. It can make simple tasks such as washing the dishes or running a load of laundry take a long time. If your residential or commercial property is experiencing low water pressure, you should contact your local pipe professionals to solve the problem right away. Fortunately, our team of expert professionals at Roto-Rooter Western Slope can help you with your water pressure problems.
Common Reasons for Low Water Pressure
In an effort to save money, you may try to find the source of the low water pressure yourself. However, there are many reasons your Colorado home or business could be experiencing weak pressure. Even if you fix the issue, you may be unaware of a bigger underlying issue with your plumbing system. Low water pressure can indicate larger problems within your pipes that need to be taken care of through cleaning, repair, and replacement.
Some of the most common reasons include, but are not limited to:
Pipe Corrosion and Leaks. If your home has old galvanized steel water pipes, they can be clogged from corrosion. Over time, there will be a buildup of sediment and minerals inside the pipes. At the same time, the mineral deposit from the water will wear away at the pipes and cause leaks. The temperature of hot water can also lead to corrosion. You may notice the pressure becoming lower when the hot water is in use. Corrosion happens over a long period of time and may take a while for you to notice that there is a problem. Since pipe corrosion occurs over time, you will notice that your water pressure may slightly decrease over time as well.
Clogged Pipes. Water pressure can also be affected by clogged pipes. Pipes can be clogged due to mineral buildup from hard water. Other sources of clogs include hair and soap scum buildup from your shower. Another source can come from food, coffee grinds, and grease from your kitchen.
Issues with Shut-Off Valves. Did you notice a sudden drop in water pressure–or did it occur slowly over time? If it was sudden, it may be from the water shut-off valve. This valve is usually found at the water meter by your home. When this valve is closed, it shuts off all the water in your house. This is a good thing if there is an emergency, and you need to shut off the water supply. However, if this valve is closed partly, it can affect your water pressure.
Faulty Pressure Regulator. Another possible reason for weak water pressure is a faulty pressure regulator, also called a pressure-reducing valve. Some homes have this pressure regulator valve. A faulty pressure regulator will affect the pressure of all the water in your home. It’s always best to call a professional who will know how to replace the regulator. They will need to first shut off the water through the water meter shut-off valve.
How We Can Help with Our Services
Although there can be different reasons for your low water pressure, the only way to know for sure is to have a professional conduct an inspection. Our team at Roto-Rooter Western Slope has been providing plumbing services for more than 40 years. We can help you figure out the cause of the low water pressure in a timely and efficient manner.
Our technicians can inspect, diagnose, and suggest an elimination method to your water pressure problems. If you’re experiencing constant clogs and backups, ask about our sewer camera inspection. We can inspect your pipes for clogs or corrosions. Additionally, if your pipes have a clog, ask about our hydro-jet services.
We service the Western Slope region and provide services in the areas of Aspen, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Parachute, and Grand Junction. There is no need to suffer through issues with low water pressure, so call us today to speak with one of our friendly associates and schedule an appointment with one of our experienced technicians.