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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Matt Weese
Matt Weese
21:42 02 Dec 21
Steve was able to get out to our house quickly and fix a leak. Very friendly, helpful, and willing to walk me through everything he was doing to fix our problem. He figured out the problem quickly and offered some helpful advice going forward. Great service and experience. Hopefully I won’t need a plumber again soon but if I do I know who I’ll be calling.
Doug Thurman
Doug Thurman
03:07 25 Nov 21
The gentleman running the pumper truck (Brad) did a great job on the first tank. I ask if he could pump another tank while he was in the area. He said no problem helped me dig the lid. Told me my baffle going into the drain field needed replaced I asked what it looked like and he sent me a picture. Opening the lid we couldn’t get off. Called Brad and he gave me some tricks to get off. They worked. I will recommend Brad to anyone.Your service tech (Dillon Hughes) power vetted out our lateral line going to our septic field. He was very informative and very efficient. Saved us from having to put in a new septic field. He was right on time and a lot of fun to be around. Very knowledgeable young man. Highly recommend him.Doug ThurmanGrand View Idaho
Alex Dussault
Alex Dussault
23:26 22 Nov 21
Timothy at Master Plumbing has been awesome! I call quite often to report maintenance requests with the property I manage, and he often answers the phone and takes my work orders. I appreciate that he always gives me a realistic time-frame for when a technician is available to come out and I can then pass this along to my tenant. Master Plumbing has been our go-to for their professional and quality service!
Danny Falge
Danny Falge
18:08 02 Nov 21
The service was excellent. Frank educated me on septic treatments and septic usage. Frank was professional and courteous to everybody involved. I contacted master plumbing when I saw them pumping my neighbor's septic tank. They were able to accommodate me immediately following that job. Both my neighbor and I were extremely impressed with professionalism and Frank's demeanor and knowledge. Would definitely use them again.
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