How to Increase the Pressure of a Low Water Pressure

Firstly, you must know The Causes of Low Water Pressure at Home before you start thinking of increasing The Low Water Pressure, Knowing this will guide you on Steps to take once you know the Cause of the Low Pressure.

BELOW ARE THE STEPS TO FOLLOW

 

[1] GET YOUR PLUMBING TOOLS READY

Before you start any Plumbing Work, you must be familiar with most of the Plumbing tools and what they are used for.

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[2] CHECK AND REPLACE ANY LEAKING PIPE

To determine if you have a leak, shut off all your interior and exterior water taps and record the meter. Check back in a couple of hours to see if the reading has changed. If it has increased, you probably have a leak. Leakages in the home will cause damage and can create mold. Walk the home and look for signs of water on the floors, walls, inside closets, under cabinets, in outbuildings such as a garage, shed, or laundry room, or any other area where water lines run through the home. Once you Spot the Pipe or Joint Leaking, Replace the Pipe or Fix the joint to Increase your Water Pressure

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[3] CHECK OUT ANY CORRODED PIPE

Corroded plumbing is usually the cause of any issue in this department and it occurs in old houses. Therefore, if you know that yours has a hefty amount of years under its belt, you need to consider replacing all the plumbing. This will be a costly and time consuming project, but it’s best you do it at the first sign of trouble. Steel or galvanized water pipes are supposed to last up to 20 years. Whenever they become corroded, it’s best to have them replaced.

 

[4] CHECK IF THEIR IS ANY CLOG

mineral build-up can definitely contribute to hair and debris getting caught on something and clogging up your system. Not only can this cause low water pressure, but it the pressure build up behind the clog can cause a pipe to burst. A simple pipe cleaning can solve this problem; however, we recommend steering clear of pouring chemicals down your drains as they may be too harsh and damage your pipes.

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[5] CHECK YOUR VALVE

Your home’s water flow is controlled by two shut-off valves. One of them pertains to the water meter and can be found on the street side of the meter. While the other valve is on your home side of the meter. Both are usually on a wall near where the line comes in. Although in some cases only city employees have access to the former, you can check to see if it’s sufficiently open.

If either valve is not completely open, this is what is causing the issue with your pressure. As for your personal shut-off valve, it might have remained closed after a round of maintenance, so check it out as well and open it if that’s the case.

 

[6] USE PLUMBING CHEMICAL TO DISSOLVE MINERAL BUILDUP

Pour some warm vinegar into a plastic sandwich bag, and wrap it around the faucet so that the areas with mineral deposits are submerged in the vinegar. Secure the bag with a rubber band, and allow the faucet to soak for an hour.

Water lines get clogged with many things but one that is prevalent, especially in galvanized piping, is the buildup of mineral deposits. Over time, these deposits decrease the area inside the water line, which results in low water pressure from the affected faucets. While the use of a plunger can clear many things from a drain, it will have no effect on the mineral buildup. Removing and cleaning the lines is best left to a plumber to prevent damage to the water line. Over time, sand, dirt, and pollutants can buildup in your home’s pipes, especially if a water main fractures. There are a variety of plumbing chemicals that can dissolve the debris and flush them.

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