Having low water pressure in your home is not only frustrating, but it also makes completing tasks such as washing dishes tedious and inefficient. In many cases, if you have hard water, it can be slowly restricting your water flow, creating low pressure. With our professional water testing services, Butler homeowners can find out if hard water is causing their low-pressure issues.
The first place many people notice the low water pressure is in the shower, where water pressure is significant. Without proper water pressure, it can be difficult to rinse the soap and shampoo off effectively.
Low water pressure may also be noticed when you are doing laundry, taking longer to fill up the washing machine, or you may notice that the dishwasher takes longer to run through the cycles. Faucet may also slow down to a dribble or drip as a sign of low water pressure.
If you are connected to a municipal water supply, you could experience issues with the valve located at street level or with our home’s main water shut-off valve. Although these issues are rare if you notice a sudden decrease in water pressure, this something worth looking into to.
In some cases, your low water pressure can be caused by faulty faucets and fixtures. Be sure to check your fixtures and faucets for corrosion or clogging that could be blocking water flow. While you can clean out these faucets and fixtures or replace them, the buildup of hard minerals is likely to return, requiring you to treat your home’s water supply with a water softener.
In addition to fixtures, hard water can also cause your pipes to become clogged by mineral deposit buildup. You can use quick fixes such as chemicals or a mixture of vinegar and baking soda to clear your pipes, but like with your faucets and fixtures, the best way to treat hard water is with a water softener.
If your home is equipped with an older system made up of older galvanized iron pipe, your low water pressure could be caused by scale buildup and even corrosion. If your water is acidic with a low pH or if your water is too alkaline, it can cause corrosion within your pipes.
If you receive your water from a private well you may be experiencing low water pressure due to sediment clogging the well screen, a change in water levels, or your aquifer could be dried up requiring you to dig your well deeper or move your well.
If you notice low water pressure issues when using the hot water, this may mean your water heater is having trouble producing enough hot water based on your home’s requirements.
This is another sign that hard water may be contributing to the issue. Mineral buildup can block the flow of water into and out of the heater, causing low pressure.
At Aqua Solutions, we are dedicated to providing the best in water softener technology and water treatment to our Butler customers. We want you to have clear and safe drinking water that tastes great and keeps your water pressure at an acceptable level. Contact us today to learn more about our water softener services!