If you are experiencing any low water pressure inside or outside of your house, here are some examples that may cause you to have low water pressure:
- Partially opened valve - Locate your hose bib outside of your house. Next to the hose bib there should be a turning valve. Check to see if the valve is turned on all the way. That may help increase the flow of water coming into your house.
- Old water heater - The longevity of most water heaters ranges from 10 to 15 years. Most water heaters may have sediments sitting at the bottom of their tanks. The sediments (which may cause deterioration in your pipes) could be one of the problems related to low water pressure. Flush your water heater 2 or 3 times a year. This helps your water heater to get rid of the sediments that is building up.
- Water softeners - Water softeners may cause clogged filtration and low water pressure. Most City residents have turned off their water softeners since the inception City has been receiving State Water. Check your water softener filtration once a month.
- Kitchen/ Bathroom aerators - Some aerators contain lime, rust, and calcium build up. Most aerators come in different sizes and shapes depending what type of fixtures you have in your house. Please check your kitchen sink, bathroom sinks, and showerheads to see if water is flowing freely. Products such as low flow showerheads and low flow sink aerators helps to save money and conserve water.