How to Diagnose Bad Water Pressure

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Decreased water pressure is a problem in many homes and buildings in Denver , but often it is only the most recent symptom of a long standing problem – one that can be fixed, but that should ultimately be avoided if at all possible. What normally happens in these situations is that rust or mineral build up occurs in your pipes. Over time, this will slowly clog the pipe and cause water flow to decrease, lowering water pressure. Regular inspections of your Denver plumbing system will often catch such issues before they get too bad, as will replacement and cleaning of aged pipes.

How to Be Sure

To be sure of what is causing the low water pressure in your home and where in the pipeline the problem has occurred, there are a few things you can do. First, you should rule out any potential issues like clogged water filters, water valve problems, water supply issues (ask your neighbors if their water pressure is also affected) and clogged faucet strainers. Any of these issues can also reduce water pressure.

The most common sign that a clog is causing the problem is that water pressure changes depending on the duration with which you use your water. So, if it works fine when you first turn it on but then starts to lose pressure over time, it is probably a clog.

If water pressure is not consistent between fixtures, it may also be a leak in an individual pipe feeding that particular fixture. The same can be true with a problem on one floor of your home versus another. Such problems can manifest in a number of ways, but they most often result in an issue that can be fixed with a little bit of inspection.

If such a problem occurs, sometimes the pipe can be cleared. But it is important that you never try to do such a thing on your own as water supply lines are carefully measured and placed in your home. Call Bell Plumbing and Heating to inspect and provide a solution for your water pressure issues.

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