Tips on How to Increase Your Home’s Water Pressure

September 30, 2020

One of the most frustrating plumbing problems for Murrieta and Canyon Lake residents is low water pressure. It can be an annoying problem that makes it more difficult to do everyday tasks from showering to rinsing dishes. Here are some things your plumber would like you to know about increasing your home’s water pressure. If your water pressure problems persist, contact a professional plumber as soon as possible. 

Check your faucets  

Do you have low water pressure in only one part of your home? If there’s an issue with just one specific faucet, the problem may not be your water pressure, but it may be an issue with your hardware. Small amounts of debris and sediment may be trapped, which can reduce water pressure in that particular faucet. It could be time to replace your faucet. 

Garbage Disposal Care

Pay careful attention to what you put in your garbage disposal. The wrong materials can lead to blockages, which may lead to costly repairs. Any items other than scraps of food can back up your plumbing system. Some of the things to avoid putting in your garbage disposal are grease, greasy foods, bones, non-food items, and foods that increase in size with water, like rice, pasta, and other grains.   

Drain Care 

Like garbage disposals, the wrong items can back up your drains. Pipes connected to baths, showers and faucets often become clogged with the wrong wastes. Hair is one of the most common causes of clogged pipes. Consider using a hair catcher over your drains to prevent blockage. You can also use declogging products to help clear out any blockage. If you’re still having issues with clogged drains, call in a professional plumber.

Pipe Maintenance

If there is dirt or sediment in your lines from years of galvanized pipes, it may be time to repipe your home. This can make all the difference for the water pressure in your home. A certified plumbing professional can check for any issues with your pipes, give you an estimate, and take care of the project for you.

If you’re experiencing low water pressure in your Murrieta, Canyon Lake or surrounding Inland  Empire home, reach out to the professional plumbing service of ProFlo. Our team of licensed, experienced plumbers can help you determine the cause behind low water pressure in your home. We specialize in all aspects of residential and commercial plumbing, heating and air conditioning. For any questions, to schedule an appointment or request a free quote, give us a call at (951) 694-1300 today. 

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