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What are the causes of low water pressure? A lack of water pressure or low pressure is one of the most common complaints people have with their residential systems. Low water pressure could be isolated to a specific fixture or effect the entire home. There can be many factors contributing to the problem. For instance, your home’s elevation in relation to the water source can be a cause of low pressure, because water loses its gravitational force as it passes over peaks and valleys en route to your home. Low water flow from a faucet or showerhead is often interpreted as low water pressure, but low water flow from a faucet or showerhead can be the result of a water-conserving flow restrictor. Low water flow can also be caused by a constriction somewhere in the water line. Water line constriction can have several causes. In older homes, mineral deposits build up inside pipes. This is especially true with old galvanized iron pipes. On houses supplied by a municipal water system, the shutoff valves on both sides of the house’s water meter could be the issue; if either valve is partially closed, it will reduce pressure. Another cause for low water pressure can be and old undersized lead main water service. There can be several reasons for low water pressure, and if you really aren’t sure, you can rely on DrainWorks Plumbing as this is one area where the knowledge of our licensed and insured plumbers can be invaluable to you. Whatever the repair required, we can sort it out for you. Plus our plumbers have the convenience of what we call a “mobile warehouse”, which is another name for the trucks they drive. We call it this because our trucks are fully-equipped, carrying a vast supply of all sorts of fixtures, pipes and tools that we need to deal with your plumbing or drain pipe repairs. Unless it is quite an unusual case, we have a solution for it in our truck which means we never have to ‘run out’ to the local hardware store to go pick up a piece – which delays your service, costs you money, and can be inconvenient to your daily plans. Choose DrainWorks Plumbing and experience the BIG DrainWorks difference. Call now or book online.