If your water pressure feels like it has decreased, it probably has fallen below the recommended range. The average in-home water pressure is between 40 and 45 pounds per square inch (PSI).
The average Aussie family uses about 1200-1500 litres of water every day. This results from actions such as taking a shower, using the dishwasher, flushing the toilet, cooking, cleaning your hands, and others. Normally, we don’t give much thought to the source of the water or how it gets to our taps, but what causes low water pressure throughout the entire house when that happens?
This post describes the 4 most typical reasons for low water pressure in homes, how to fix the problem, and how to contact Purified Plumbing in the worst scenarios.
1.A problem with your water provider could be happening
Why not consult your neighbours before you start messing with your pipes and flipping enigmatic valves? If they are describing comparable problems, it is likely that you have no influence over it and that there is no internal solution.
The best course of action in this case is to get in touch with your water provider and ask them if they are aware of the problem, whether they are working to remedy it, and when it is likely to be fixed. You may have to wait a while if they haven’t begun yet or if it’s already underway.
If they refuse to acknowledge that there is a problem or simply deny that there is one, you might need to take the initiative and start a petition or do something else more original to get their attention and get them to address the problem.
2.Your home’s main valve isn’t fully open
It’s time to have a look around to see what the issue is if, after checking with your neighbours, you discover that your house is the only one with low water pressure.
It is crucial to understand where the main house main valve is located and how to manually turn it off. There are a couple things you’ll need to do if it isn’t fully open. It’s quite unlikely that this valve has been tampered with unless you’ve recently experienced a leak or water pipe issue. Although it might be found outside, the primary city supply pipe entering your home is most likely to be found interior.
Once you locate it, you must turn the handle counterclockwise as far as it will go if it resembles the handle used to activate a hose. It must be parallel to the pipe if the handle resembles a lever. If either of these statements is untrue, the valve will not be fully open, which will be the reason of your low water pressure.
3.The pipes can be obstructed or clogged
Clogs don’t just develop over time in your drain systems; they may also grow deep within your piping. Even a minor clog might result in a major issue, like lowering your water pressure. Because a clog could be anywhere underneath your house, you need hire a qualified plumber to detect it and remove it quickly and affordably.
We must emphasize that you shouldn’t pour drain cleaner or other chemicals in these pipes since you risk polluting your drinking water and doing far more harm than good. Instead, tear the pipes apart and neglect to fix them, maybe knocking something loose or contaminating your water supply. Our plumbers in Hornsby may arrange a CCTV drain camera to find the source of the issue and remove it safely in order to fix this system safely and securely.
4.Your pipes may be dripping
It goes without saying that your pipes are leaking if you have a flood in your basement or foundation. It doesn’t actually take a leak that big to lower your water pressure, though. Even if everything else is running smoothly, the leak is diverting your water supply so that you aren’t getting the full flow of water.
You can identify which pipe is leaking by looking around and looking for wet areas or pools of water if you have access to your pipes; and make a fast repair:
-In order to fully dry the exterior of the leaky pipe, turn off your water supply.
-The area that is rusted or cracked should be covered with a rubber patch.
-To secure the rubber patch to the pipe, use pipe repair clamps and electrical tape.
Even while it won’t be a long-term fix, this might stop more harm for a few days. During this period, you can get in touch with Purified Plumbing’s specialists, who can assist with same-day emergency callout pipe repairs. In the event that the patch doesn’t resolve your water pressure issues, we can also look for more leaks.
Although we can’t fight your water company or city representatives on your behalf, we can assist with any difficulties relating to your pipes to aid with any problems with water pressure in your home. Our drainage specialists have years of expertise handling these problems and are fully skilled and trained in this field.
We strongly advise getting in touch with us if you notice that your water pressure is unusually low, has been low for a long period, or has lately decreased after some building activity.