As Saskatoon plumbers, we often receive complaints from home owners about low water pressure. Few things are more frustrating than turning on the taps to have a shower, only to be met with what feels like a trickle of water. Plus, everything seems to take longer when there’s low water pressure, like washing the dishes or even your hands.
The good news is that low pressure or flow can be addressed by a reputable plumbing team, and there’s often a few common causes for the problem in the first place.
A Leak: When water is leaking, it’s diverted from where it’s intended to go, reducing the amount of water that comes out of the tap, where and when you need it. You may be able to identify a leak on your own, but many leaks go undetected. If you suspect that you have a leak, immediately contact a team of Saskatoon plumbers to perform a leak detection service.
Deposits or Corrosion in Pipes: A crack in a water main will allow sediment and other debris to build up in pipes, while pipes made from galvanized steel (or just aging pipes) can become corroded, slowing the flow of water that passes through. If a professional determines that deposits or corrosion are to blame for your water pressure, they may suggest replacing the affected pipes or may offer other plumbing services that can remove the culprit of the low pressure, at least in the case of the sediment and/or other debris.
Faucet Aerators: If you find that low pressure is only a problem with one faucet in your home, it could be that the faucet’s aerator is blocked with buildup. You may be able to remove the buildup by soaking the aerator in vinegar and hot water, or you may need to replace the aerator or faucet.
Water Supply: If your low water pressure issue seems to have appeared out of the blue, it could be that there’s an issue with the municipal supply. This can be easily remedied with a quick call to your municipality.
If you’re tired of struggling with low water pressure, give us a call. We’ll send out one of our Saskatoon plumbers and have your issue addressed quickly.