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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Jackie Zimmerman
Jackie Zimmerman
21:06 05 Jan 23
Austin went over the job, gave me a workable estimate, and got the repairs done on my water pipe. He was friendly and patient-and fixed things in a quick manner. Recommend this company and if Austin is how all plumbers are in this company- recommend put them on speed dial!! Love this outcome!
Mackenzie Johnson
Mackenzie Johnson
21:05 04 Jan 23
Jim Colburn was wonderful to have on this project. He took his time explaining what the issues could be and offered multiple solutions which I appreciated. He was knowledgeable and was very professional. Master Plumbing has helped myself and my clients multiple times and I will continue to use their services and refer them. Thank you Jim for your time!
Dan Haws
Dan Haws
17:28 31 Oct 22
Jeff came over and got us taken care of and was incredibly professional. He was so efficient and managed to work around the chaos of us getting ready for a gathering in our home. He even took on more jobs than we initially had in mind. He’s a veteran and was respectful and considerate to everyone in our home! Next time we have them come out I’ll be asking for Jeff!
Luann Gray
Luann Gray
20:21 13 Oct 22
I was very pleased with Frank from Master Rooter in the recent service he did on pumping our septic system. He took the time to give me some extra information and guidance about our system. He also detected what appeared to be a water leak coming from inside the house and gave me advice on detecting the source. We have used this company for many years and are very grateful for their quality service.
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