Why is my water pressure too high/low?

Whether your water pressure is too high or too low, the wrong type of pressure can be a serious inconvenience. In fact, plumbers call water pressure issues the “silent killer” of plumbing problems because it’s often difficult to determine that they’re the ultimate cause of the trouble.

So, what’s making your water pressure too low or too high? Our certified plumbers will be able to tell you for sure, but in the meantime, here are a few reasons why this may be occurring:

  • The water meter valve or main shut-off valve aren’t open: Check if your water meter valve and the main shut-off valve are fully open. Low water pressure is a definitive sign when either of these valves are partially closed.
  • The pressure regulator is malfunctioning: Not every home has a control valve in their home. But if you do and you’re experiencing water pressure issues, it’s often because the control valve is malfunctioning. Replacing the pressure regulator is a task for a certified plumber so give our team a call!
  • Your plumbing system needs to be replaced: After years of use, old plumbing lines tend to get bogged down by years of mineral buildup and corrosion that reduce the interior dimensions of a pipe, thus preventing water from traveling as freely. This interferes with your water pressure by simply refusing to allow the same amount of water to flow as before, and can cause all kinds of other problems with your plumbing system.

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