low water pressure problems

What can I do about low water pressure?

Question: The water pressure in my home is so low the water barely trickles out of the faucet. Showers are not effective because the water pressure is so low. What can I do about low water pressure?

Answer: If your water pressure is low, you have either a hidden leak or mineral deposits in your pipes. Call a professional and have them assess the situation. They can search for hidden leaks using advanced leak detection technology to rule out the possibility of a leak. If it's not a leak, they'll look into pipe corrosion and sediment build up.

It's also possible you have sediment built up inside your filter screens if the low water pressure is limited to a few faucets. Check to see if it's low throughout the house or just in a couple faucets.

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