Why Do I Have Low Water Pressure?
One common plumbing problem that many households face is low water pressure. This may result in smaller amounts of water coming from your hose or taps, to hardly any water at all.
When this happens it can cause all kinds of disruption with everything from showering and watering plants to doing the dishes and even running your washing machine.
There are a few possible causes for losing water pressure in your Coburg home, and we think we’ve seen most of them here at NLK Plumbing. Let’s take a look at the most common causes of low water pressure.
Your local area may be experiencing a high demand on water, or they could be doing remedial works on the local pipes. Usually, you will be told about this in advance, but if there is some kind of issue like emergency plumbing Cobourg is experiencing, then they might not be able to get this information out to residents fast enough. If it has not returned to normal within a few hours, you can call your local council to see if there is an issue, and how long it will be until it is fixed. If your neighbours are not experiencing the same issue, you should get onto your local Coburg plumber as soon as possible.
Corroded Pipes Or Blocked Drains
These are both two more potential causes of low water pressure. To tell if you have blocked drains in Coburg, turn on your tap and note if the water comes out at normal pressure than changes to noticeably less pressure. Corrosion is a bit harder to tell, but if your home is quite old, the chances are much higher that there may be some corroded pipes. Either way, these are too difficult to check yourself, so you should call in a fully qualified plumber.
Hot Water System Issues
If you find that the low pressure is only happening with your hot tap, this could be an issue with your hot water system and not the pipes. Any issue with your hot water system will require a fully qualified plumber to come and take a look at it for you. If you’re experiencing low water pressure on both temperatures, the issue could be that you’re running two fixtures at the same time. Have you found little water coming out of the shower while the dishwasher is on or you have a hose running outside? If this is the case, then you may have to run only one fixture at a time. If you do this and it is still low, this could mean there is still a problem somewhere else. In this case, call NLK Plumbing – the expert in hot water Coburg wide.
It is a good idea to figure out if the pressure is low in only one area of your home, or it is happening throughout. This can give your plumber a better idea of the scope of the problem. You should go around and test each plumbing fixture, including every tap in the house, your toilet, your shower, your dishwasher and washing machine, your outdoor taps etc. You will need to turn each tap on and off and test the hot and cold temperatures.
Call NLK Plumbing Coburg Today
NLK Plumbing has many years of experience when it comes to plumbing, so call or email our team today. Whether you need general plumbing and gasfitting or emergency plumbing in Coburg, we’re here to help.