The beauty of a great shower cannot be understanded. It’s refreshing after a long day, or cleansing after a big workout. It can clean the mud off your dog’s fur, wash away your worries, and leave your hair feeling salon-styled. So, when your shower head starts dribbling rather than spraying, it can be cause for an alarm.

To solve the mystery of low water pressure, you need to play the role of detective. Here’s the line-up to get you started.

The Victims

Before you panic, determine if every faucet in your home is experiencing this troubling issue. If the sinks, showers, and hoses connected to your home all have low water pressure, this may point to a larger plumbing issue. However, if it’s merely one faucet that is experiencing the low pressure, this could be the result of any number of minor issues.

The Motives

There could be a few reasons why your home’s water pressure tanked. Some issues are greater than others, and while it shouldn’t be up to you to diagnose the issue, understanding why it could be happening could help you better understand why this is happening.

  1. High Demand: If your home’s plumbing system is expected to cater to multiple faucets in one region at the same time, it could be difficult for the pressure to hit the mark every time. 
  2. Pipe Problems: When pipes get old, clogged, or damaged, your water pressure can be affected. This happens for a variety of reasons. Some pipes struggle in old age, while others simply need to be cleared in order to get the job done. 
  3. Gauge Damage: Your home’s pressure regulator monitors your home’s water pressure level, but if the readings are off or the gauge isn’t working, water responds by becoming too low or too high.
  4. Valve Trouble: Two valves on your home control your water supply. If these are turned into an “closed” position – the handle is perpendicular to the pipe – water isn’t coming into your home, and your plumbing system just simply has less water to supply. 

Mystery Solved

Some low water pressure issues can be solved by replacing an old faucet or adjusting your home’s valves. However, pipe and whole-home plumbing concerns should warrant the help of professionals. A plumbing professional can re-coordinate your home’s high demand issue or fix damaged pipes and valves. If you suspect your home’s low water pressure is a fix beyond your abilities, call an experienced professional immediately to avoid costly mistakes. 

3 Generations of Experience

You need someone who you can trust to fix your home’s low water pressure issues. The Master Rooter Team has three generations of experience doing just that. Call for an experienced professional today! 

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Paul Kime
22:23 07 Jun 22
This a great company! They set up a really quick appointment for me, confirmed the appt via text, and then let me know when they were headed to my house. Both men who came out were very friendly, polite and professional. They got the whole job done in an hour, and wanted me to inspect their work. It was great experience, from making the appointment to them doing great work. I'd recommend them anytime!
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Jeanne Belfy
01:45 23 May 22
Steve was kind, personable, extremely competent, and a good educator/communicator. At the end of a long Sunday, he rescued us from a DIY disaster and saved the day. We have never had a less than excellent visit from Master Plumbing, but Steve went a number of extra miles to help us understand what happened, and his excellent skills minimized the damage.
Duane Mayer
Duane Mayer
02:05 14 May 22
I was very impressed with everything about them. Jim Colburn was totally great - knowledgeable, helpful and very friendly. did a great job of disconnecting everything before our kitchen update, and then reconnecting the gas stove and fridge afterward.Highly recommend Jim and the company.
Larisa Bradshaw
Larisa Bradshaw
19:32 13 May 22
time once again for my annual main line cleaning, my line is 250 ft. long and with the annual pressure cleaning i haven't had any more problems. my technician Jon was fast, friendly and was even earlier than scheduled. So happy with all the people at Master Plumbing!
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