Finally, today we are touching on the last of this round of common plumbing problems you can fix all on your own without the assistance of a professional plumber. So far this week we have unclogged drains, tripped up running toilets, and brought the madness of a leaky faucet to a quiet end, but that isn’t all we have in store for you. Every plumbing problem comes with its own unique little annoying characteristics. Today’s common plumbing problem is low water pressure. Here at Parker & Sons, we believe that water should burst exuberantly, not trickle weakly when unleashed from a tap. With that in mind, let’s fix some low water pressure.
Low water pressure can be caused by issues and problems which are completely out of your ability to fix or address. For example, sometimes there is an issue with the municipal water supply. Other times, there may be an issue with the main line. Both of these issues must be dealt with by a qualified professional.
However, some low water pressure issues are caused by more localized problems. Here in the desert, where the water from our municipal sources is quite hard, mineral buildup is common. Shower heads and kitchen faucets can become slowly clogged by mineral buildup, leading to low water pressure. To clean theses surfaces, soak them in a solution of water, vinegar, and baking soda. If you cannot remove a shower head, fill a plastic bag with the previously discussed vinegar solution, and secure it over the shower head leaving it to soak overnight.
If you attempt to fix low water pressure with using these techniques, but the condition persists, we recommend calling a professional plumber. There may be a more complex issue going on which would require the attention of a qualified and experienced pro.