Frequently Asked Questions About Water Pressure
Q: When the water pressure just won't do
A: Whatever your water pressure problem, our journeyman plumbers are equipped with a solution. Contact us and we will be there to get you some real water pressure.
Q: When we take a shower, why does the water pressure go way down when someone else turns on a faucet or flushes a toilet?
This problem is usually caused by the shower valve being a non-pressure balanced shower valve. The solution is to install a pressure balance shower valve. This usually happens in older homes with older plumbing.
Newer homes all have these pressure balancing shower valves installed.
If you have an older home with low water pressure when taking a shower and someone flushes a toilet, give us a call and we will install the a pressure balance shower valve.
Q: Why does my kitchen faucet not have very much water pressure?
A: Each situation is unique and varies from the next, some possibilities may include:
Your faucet may have a plugged aerator. You can remove the end of your faucet and clean out the little screen, then replace tightly back onto the faucet.
If you still have no water pressure, the water supply line could have a kink in it, or possibly the supply valve under the sink is not turned all the way on.
Depending on the type of piping, you could have a mineral buildup in your galvanized pipes, or with the newer piping types, you could have sand or gravel in the line from a well.
Sometimes the problem can only be remedied by re-piping the water supply lines under the house.
If your kitchen faucet has no water pressure, give us a call and we will come over to get your water pressure back up.