A sudden drop in your home’s water pressure can be a cause for alarm. There are several reasons this may happen, and Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, A/C, and Electric have seen plenty of ways this can happen. The majority of the time it is out of the homeowner’s control but these are the top reasons your water pressure may drop and some possible solutions. You should always contact a professional team of plumbers for anything that is out of your expertise so your home’s water pressure and plumbing stay in ideal working order.
With our dry climate and sand-scapes, a lot of debris and mineral buildup can easily affect the pipes leading into your home. Even a small amount of buildup and create a blockage in the pipes. If this is the case, vinegar is a great way to help dissolve any mineral and calcium build-up, it’s a lot less harmful than the CLR cleaners you can buy at your local hardware stores, but sometimes those can be more effective in cleaning out the blockage. After trying to unblock your pipes, they will need to be flushed of the chemicals. Affordable Service technicians are highly skilled in this area.**If you have a septic tank, certain chemicals should NOT be added to your pipes to clear them. Contact Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, A/C, and Electric, as we are professional when dealing with septic tanks and home clogs.**
Plumbing leaks can be difficult to find and are more often the cause of a sudden drop in water pressure. If you suspect a leak, a possible way to find it is to shut off your home’s main water valve and take a water meter reading. If you come back to it a couple of hours after you turn it off, and the initial meter reading has increased, it’s time to call Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, A/C, and Electric. They are professional and proficient in finding plumbing leaks and repairing them.
A top cause of sudden water pressure drops is municipal city water issues. This can range anywhere from a water main break which shuts off water or decreases water pressure to entire neighborhoods, or city workers fixing a leak on your street or in your neighborhood. You can call your city water department for more information!
Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, A/C, and Electric employ highly skilled plumbing technicians that are sure to get your home back to working order in a timely manner. If a plumbing disaster strike after hours, we have a 24/7 response teams to get to you when everyone else is closed!