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After years of doing what I could to make my home a cleaner, more functional place, I realized that there might be an issue that I was causing unintentionally. I realized that there were some serious issues with my plumbing products, largely because I wasn't focusing so much on using the proper varieties of plumbing cleaners. I began working harder to do what I could to identify the right types of products, and I found some organic varieties that worked better with my septic system and drain network. Find out how different plumbing issues could be resolved by identifying common problems with your cleaning products.



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Five Ways To Address Low Water Pressure In Your Home

Are there faucets in your home that have low water pressure, and are you unsure about why it's happening? It will help to check the following things before you call a plumber.

Check For Leaks

One obvious reason for low water pressure is that there is a leak somewhere in the pipe leading to the faucet. If water is escaping from the pipe prematurely, then you are going to have low water pressure as a result. You can try fixing the pipe with a clamp repair kit to see if it fixes the problem. If not, the water pressure problem could be due to a different issue.

Clean The Aerators

Is the low water pressure from a faucet with an aerator on it? Think to yourself about the last time you cleaned that aerator out since it's possible that there is a lot of sediment trapped behind the aerator that is limiting the water pressure. Remove the aerator entirely to see what the normal water pressure is like, and then clean out the aerator and place it back on the faucet. Hopefully, this will solve the problem.

Check The Pressure Regulator

The water pressure in your home is controlled by a pressure regulator, which is installed on the main water line coming into your home. If that regulator is damaged or not set properly, you could have issues with low water pressure throughout your entire home. It's worth inspecting this part only if you are having problems everywhere and not focused on a single faucet. 

Check With Your Water Provider

If you have water that comes from a municipal water source, it is worth checking with the provider to determine if there are any known problems with the water pipes leading to your home. There may be a leak that they are working on or a repair that's in progress, and water pressure will go back to normal when the problem is fixed. If you have a well and don't use a municipal water source, then the problem is on you to fix.

Replace Old Plumbing

It's possible that old galvanized steel pipes are so corroded on the inside that the diameter of the pipe is incredibly narrow with rust. It is impossible to clean this rust out of the pipe without seriously damaging it, which is why many people upgrade galvanized steel pipes to copper. You may need to replace the entire run of pipe going to a faucet to fix the water pressure. 

Contact a company like Plumbrite Services, LLC to learn more.