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Causes of low water pressure

Causes of low water pressure

One of the most common problems with household water system is low pressure. This annoyance can make daily activities time-consuming and more difficult than usual. More often than not, these problems may easily be fixed by water treatment professionals. A few common causes of low water pressure that can easily be fixed by trained professionals are:

  • Leaks in plumbing – water pressure slackens when all of the water is not making it to the faucet. To identify leaks, turn off all taps and watch your meter. If the reading continues to increase after a few hours, you probably have a leak.
  • Failure in municipal water supply – the problem may sometimes be caused by an issue in your town or neighborhood water supply.
  • Corrosion buildup – steel piping typically last two decades, but natural corrosion that occurs over time can tend to block the flow of water.
  • Mineral and debris buildup – dirt and sand may enter the pipe if it fractures. Pipes are also prone to mineral buildup from leftover water deposits.

If your Texas household has been having issues with low water pressure, consult with our specialists at American Water TX to set up an inspection and discuss solutions by calling us today at (512) 388-0022.

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