If you wouldn’t dream of showering and running your dishwasher at the same time because the water pressure throughout your Aurora or Colorado Springs home is too low, you are probably wondering what has caused it, as well as what you can do to improve it.
Why Do You Have Low Water Pressure?
Low water pressure can be a symptom of several common plumbing problems, and part of being a savvy property owner is to recognize these issues and know when it’s time to call a plumbing professional.
Leaks: A leak in your plumbing is one of the most common reasons for low water pressure. When your pipes leak, not all the water can reach the fixtures, leading to a drop in pressure. Unattended leaks can also cause significant damage, so it’s best to contact Affordable Plumbing, Heat & Electrical as soon as you suspect a leaky pipe.
Clogs: When pipes become clogged, the blockage can cause water to concentrate in a specific area of the pipe, rather than move smoothly through the pipe network. Clearing the clog is the best way to prevent low water pressure and future pipe problems.
Buildup in pipes: Debris like dirt and food scraps continually circulates through your drains and into your pipes. In addition, minerals from your water can accumulate along the walls of the pipes, blocking water flow and minimizing the pressure.
Corrosion: If you live in an older home and you experience low water pressure, corroded plumbing pipes may be to blame. Contact a plumber at the first hint of trouble.
Diagnosing the Source of Low Water Pressure
Now that we’ve touched on some of the usual suspects leading to low water pressure, how do professional plumbers identify what’s causing your pressure problems in your Denver home? The most accurate way to determine the source is by inspecting your sewer system with our waterproof video cameras. This leading-edge technology leaves no stone unturned because we can access all portions of your pipes – even those buried underneath your home’s foundation or located inside walls – without having to dig or destroy any aspect of your property.
Once we have pinpointed the exact location, depth and nature of the issue that is causing your low water pressure, we can use our expertise to recommend the best way to resolve your problem and get you back to enjoying improved water flow and pressure.
Dig-Free Plumbing Repair
At Affordable Plumbing, Heat & Electrical, we specialize in repairing clogged or damaged sewer pipes quickly and affordably with no digging or destruction.
Hydro-jetting is the most efficient way to clear out stubborn clogs and years of pipe buildup. Using a stream of highly pressurized water, we can break up accumulated debris into smaller pieces that wash harmlessly away into the municipal sewer system.
Pipe lining is a trenchless plumbing technique that allows our technicians to replace damaged pipelines almost entirely underground, using an innovative felt liner that adheres to the interior of your existing pipe.
Colorado’s Water Pressure Experts
When you’re experiencing problems with your water pressure in Boulder, Aurora, Denver or Colorado Springs, Affordable Plumbing, Heat & Electrical is here to help set things right. Don’t let low water pressure frustrate you – call us for efficient, affordable diagnosis and repair.