Exploring Common Causes for Lack of Water Pressure in Your Home

Exploring Common Causes for Lack of Water Pressure in Your Home

Exploring Common Causes for Lack of Water Pressure in Your Home

Water pressure issues can be problematic for many reasons. Not only does a lack of water pressure make your shower less-than-satisfying, but it can also lead to poor results when washing laundry, washing your car, flushing your toilet or otherwise using your water. 

If you are experiencing issues with your water pressure, you will certainly want to do a bit of investigating to determine the cause behind the lack of pressure. While you can certainly hire a company such as Pump Service Idaho to investigate the issue on your behalf, there are some steps that you can take beforehand to try to identify the source of the problem before paying for professional services. 

Generally speaking, a loss of water pressure can be traced back to two factors: problems with the pressure tank or with the pipes. In the case of the pressure tank, the issue may be related to holes in the tank or there may be some mechanisms in need of repair. Pipes, on the other hand, may have an iron bacteria buildup that has slowed down the movement of water. 

If you are not getting any water from your system, there are four likely causes. These are:

  • Lack of power to the pump. If your pump is not getting power, turn it off and reset the breaker before turning the pump back on to see if this resolves the issue.
  • Pressure tank issues. Your pressure tank may need to be reset if it pulled away from the well and shut itself off.
  • Pipe issues. A broken pipe may result in a complete lack of water while also causing your pump to run nonstop. If you notice a flooded section in your yard, it may be due to a broken pipe. 
  • Drought conditions. Drought conditions may also cause your well to run completely dry. 

If you are experiencing problems with your water pressure and are unable to resolve the issue yourself, contact Pump Service Idaho to help today!

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