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Low Water Pressure

Low Water Pressure

We’ve chatted on here before about low water pressure and the reasons why it may be happening in your home or business. But there are some other even more specific reasons why you may be experiencing low water pressure. Make sure you are always calling a licensed professional to examine the problem, and a Towle Whitney water booster pump just might be the fix you are looking for!

Low water pressure can turn simple household tasks into bigger hassles than most of us have time to deal with. Has your dishwasher taken an extremely long time just to finish a cycle? Your washing machine the same? Have you stood in the shower and your shampoo is taking forever to come out of your hair because the shower pressure is just not high enough? Time to figure out if it’s a plumbing problem or a booster pump fix!

Causes of Low Water Pressure:

The Problem: Hard Water

If you have hard water you could have scale build up, scale is a term used to describe mineral and rust built up in the inner linings of the pipes. Some of the most common minerals that build up in pipe systems are calcium carbonate and magnesium. Hard water has a high mineral content which eventually can lead to restricted water flow. 

The Solution:

Unfortunately a lot of the time this occurs in older homes or businesses where the pipes are extremely old as well. Many times the best solution is to replace the pipes entirely, or call a certified plumber to see if they can help assist in descaling the pipes for you. 

The Problem:

Your Water Shut Off Valve is Not Open

If for some reason your water has suddenly shown a rapid decline in pressure out of nowhere, it might be time to inspect. Sometimes this can happen if you have recently had work or a repair done, a simple solvable mistake. When plumbers come to fix something, most of the time it requires them to close off the water valve.

The Solution:

Open the valve! If you have questions about where you can locate the valve please call Towle Whitney or your local plumbing company first. By locating your main shut off valve, you can simply turn it clockwise to open the valve and immediately improve your water pressure.

The Problem:

Gravity

This one is pretty common and the most forgotten about. If you have a shower on the third floor, it is unnatural for water to travel in an upwards direction. The higher the water has to flow, the lower the water pressure will be.

The Solution:

Install a water booster pump! This is the exact type of scenario booster pumps were made for, and most likely Towle Whitney has the perfect water booster pump for your water pressure needs. A booster pump installation will immediately improve water flow and water pressure all throughout the home or business. 

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