When water from the tap is only trickling instead of gushing, then you have a low water pressure problem. There are several factors that can lead to such issues. The most common problems is not related to your pipes at all, but rather to your municipal water supply. If the pressure is low from the source, then there is nothing you can do to change that, except report the issue to the appropriate authorities. However, water pressure problems may also occur when the pipes and plumbing fixtures develop mineral deposits. Here’s how to deal with these issues.
The water that is entering your plumbing system carries dissolved minerals in it that usually deposit themselves on metal surfaces. If your plumbing system is equipped with a filter, then most of these deposits will be trapped before they get a chance to harm your pipes. Unfortunately, not all residential plumbing systems have filters which means that a lop of homeowners are experiencing water pressure problems on frequent basis.
Shower heads and faucet aerators are two of the most common plumbing elements that are subjected to clogging due to mineral deposits. Once they are clogged, the water flow through these elements becomes very slow. Luckily, these problems can be fixed without the need for a professional plumbing repair service. All you have to do is unscrew them, remove the mineral deposits, and then screw the element back in place.
If you can’t find a solution to your low-water pressure problem, then you should contact a professional plumber. Perfection Plumbing of Riverside is located in Riverside CA, and we offer quality and reliable plumbing services. Call us at (951) 228-0092 if you’re interested.