Low water pressure can ruin an evening pretty quickly. After a long day, there is nothing better than a relaxing shower. But then you realize you have low water pressure because the water feels gentle to the touch. You may wait a few minutes, thinking the water pressure will pick up enough for you to enjoy that shower. Then it never does. Call Mahon Plumbing when you notice your low water pressure, and we will figure out what is happening. Some other signs are slow-running water and if your washing machine takes a long time to complete a cycle. Structural issues with your plumbing, like cracked pipes or a broken water softener, must be repaired by professionals to ensure your plumbing remains in top shape. In the meantime, here are some reasons you may have low water pressure.
Your Water Softener Is Not Working Right
A water softener is a filtration system that removes materials that make hard water, like calcium and magnesium. If your water softener is working improperly, there will be a sudden increase or decrease in the water pressure. The difference in water pressure will be noticeable. When you turn on a faucet, the water may shoot out full force then slow to a trickle.
There May Be Cracked Or Leaking Pipes
Internally or externally cracked pipes will cause leaking and create low water pressure. If the pipes are underground, leaks and dips in water pressure can allow groundwater to seep into the pipes. Groundwater can introduce possibly harmful bacteria into your plumbing which can make you sick. Unlike a sewer line where you worry about waste entering the water table, a damaged water pipe can make you very sick and will require professional services to clean your plumbing. To avoid groundwater entering your water line, Mahon Plumbing uses modern tools to explore your piping. Our video camera services investigate pipes that seem unreachable.
The Main Shut-Off Valve Is Not Aligned Properly
Something you may be able to fix yourself is the main shut-off valve. Located where the main water pipe enters your house, the valve will have a knob to turn. Make sure the knob is twisted open all the way. If you are still experiencing low water pressure, contact our professionals to investigate.
Call Mahon Plumbing Today
If you still have more questions regarding your plumbing, we here at Mahon Plumbing are here to help. We have been serving the wider Baltimore area since 1994, so we have 25 years of experience to back up our fantastic service! Call us at our Baltimore location at 410-766-8566 or our Pasadena location at 410-636-7944. Be sure to keep up with us on social media by following us on Facebook or Twitter.