If the water pressure in your Northern Virginia home or business is low, it can be annoying when things like showering or watering your lawn take longer than they should. However, low water pressure is more than an inconvenience you have to tolerate – it could be an indication of a plumbing problem. Water pressure problems tend to manifest in a variety of ways, so diagnosing the root cause is the first stage of helping you appreciate why your water flow might be lower than usual.
What Causes Low Water Pressure?
If you notice low water pressure in only one of your plumbing fixtures, like a showerhead, it’s possible that fixture has a clogged aerator. If this happens to you, unscrew the nozzle and look for signs of buildup. In many cases, a simple cleaning with vinegar and water will fix it. However, if that proves ineffective, you can buy a replacement fixture at your local home improvement store.
Another common offender with low water pressure is accumulation within your pipes. If you have an older plumbing system that hasn’t been cleaned in some time, you may have mineral deposits, clogs, rust or gravel inside your sewage system. Tree roots may also have invaded your sewage pipes, causing an intractable clog. Systemic issues like these extensive blockages are better left for the professionals to handle.
If the water pressure is low with your hot water supply only, you may have a problem with your water heater or its shut-off valve. Sometimes, minerals, rust or sediment can collect in the tank, outlets and pipes connected to your water heater. This low water pressure issue is something a professional can also diagnose.
Sewer leaks are another frequent culprit of low water pressure in a house. Untreated leaks not only waste water, but can also lead to extensive damage, so if you suspect your low water pressure is the result of a water leak, contact Freedom Plumbers today.
How to Repair Low Water Pressure
Regardless of what is causing your water pressure to be lower than normal, professional plumbing technicians have the specialized tools and technology to diagnose and repair the problem quickly, so you can begin enjoying your water and sewer system at full capacity.
By using high-definition video cameras, we can provide a real-time view and analysis of your pipes. Our thorough video inspections are the most reliable way to determine whether your low water pressure is the result of a leak, clog or another issue entirely. Once we have pinpointed the source of your problem, we can recommend the best way to clean it, whether that is snaking or using our state-of-the-art robotic cutting tool to break through stubborn tree roots.
Your Most Reliable Sewer Repair Experts in Northern Virginia
If you suspect problems with your plumbing are the root cause of your low water pressure, call Freedom Plumbers. We are proud to be a leading owner-operated company providing scheduled and emergency service. With our customer-first mentality and our years of experience, we provide only the highest-quality diagnostic and repair services. Contact us today to learn more.
Freedom Plumbers specializes in expert trenchless sewer repair, both residential and commercial, including inspections, sewer lining, leak detection, snaking and plumbing. We serve the entire Washington DC, Baltimore Maryland, and Northern Virginia areas.