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Low Water Pressure | Water Line Repair Houston

Low water pressure causes the simplest tasks such as taking a shower, doing laundry, and washing the car very difficult. There is a solution for low water pressure once the source is identified. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg has the experience, equipment, and expertise to provide a solution for your water pressure problem with water line repair in Houston.

Pipe Blockage

Over time, pipes in areas with hard water can clog with mineral deposits. Furthermore, older homes may contain outdated galvanized pipes. These pipes will eventually experience corrosion, causing the pipe’s interior to narrow and reducing the water pressure. It’s strongly recommended to replace galvanized pipes by repiping with a modern pipe material. It not only can clog resulting in low water pressure, it provides poor water quality, and will eventually result in leaks and potentially serious damage to the home and its foundation. Contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg for water line repair in Houston.

Water Leaks

Water leaks are a frequent cause of low water pressure. Provide the water meter test to check for larger hidden leaks. Begin by ensuring water isn’t used during the test, this includes shutting off automatic water use such as the icemaker, sprinklers on a timer, etc… Jot down the current reading on the meter, and recheck in one hour. If the readout has changed, you have a leak. Contact our licensed plumbers to provide water line repair in Houston.

However, the test may not expose small leaks, such as a leaking toilet, or a dripping faucet.

Your municipal water supply may be the source of low water pressure. When your neighbor’s also experience it, the municipal supply is the likely cause. Leaks or repair in a municipal water main can be the source. Furthermore, in some areas, low water pressure may be “normal”. Those who live at an elevation will especially feel the effects of a municipal low water pressure supply. A Benjamin Franklin plumber can assist you with low water pressure, providing a solution.

Valve Issues

A closed or faulty valve may be causing low pressure. First, check the shutoff valve for the fixture when low pressure is localized. If low pressure is affecting all water taps, check the main shut off valve and/or the on/off lever located in the water meter. Shut-off valves are typically located where the water enters the home.

A pressure-reducing valve (PRV) is typically located near the water meter to reduce high water pressure supplied by the municipality. These valves will eventually fail, and it isn’t unusual for the water pressure to be affected.

Testing the incoming water pressure is simple with a water pressure gauge screwed on to an outdoor faucet. Turn the water on and check the reading. Alternate means of testing the pressure is to request your water supplier provide the quick test, or contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg in Houston for water pressure problems and testing.

Our plumbers can provide the water line repair in Houston that you require for issues with your home’s plumbing in Houston. Homeowners shouldn’t attempt the repair of a leaking water line or faulty valves, such as the PRV or main shut off valve themselves. It’s a job for an experienced, licensed plumber only, as repair involves cutting into the water supply line and providing water line repair in Houston.

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg in Houston have the expertise to provide expert plumbing repair for a low water pressure problem, and other plumbing services. You can count on professional water line repair in Houston by our plumbers. We serve Houston, Katy, Sugar Land, and the surrounding areas, and are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.