If you have low water pressure, your first instinct might be to call your Gilbert plumber, but there are a few things you can try on your own to resolve the issue before calling a Gilbert plumber. There are many causes of low water pressure, so it’s best to try to pinpoint the exact cause so that you can make sure there isn’t a leak or other major problem. Low water pressure can result if there’s more than one area of the home using water at time. Check this first as it is the most common reason for low water pressure.
Low hot water pressure might be due to an issue with the water heater, and if so your Gilbert plumber might have to service or repair your water heater. You can look at your water heater’s shut off valve and make sure that it is fully open, and if it is you should contact a Gilbert plumber to find out the exact problem.
Mineral deposits due to hard water are a common reason for low water pressure, and this will normally require a replacement pipe to be installed by yourself or a Gilbert plumber. A Gilbert plumber can also install a water softener in your home if this is a regular problem, as a water softener will eliminate minerals from the water and reduce deposit buildup in piping and appliances.
A water leak is another major reason for low water pressure and this can be dealt with by closing the shut off valve for leaks that are near fixtures, or by shutting off the water main if the leak can’t be accessed. In most of these cases a Gilbert plumber will need to replace the pipes as this can be a complicated job, but some leaks can be fixed on your own.
If you aren’t sure whether or not you have a leak, shut off all the taps inside of your home and check your water meter’s reading. Wait a few hours and then check it again. If it shows any increase then you have a leak and should contact a Gilbert plumber as soon as possible to find the source.