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How to Fix Low Water Pressure

Taking a shower with low water pressure can be frustrating. Not only is it hard to get the shampoo out of your hair, but it can also be a sign that you have a more serious plumbing issue — like a blockage or water leak.

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There are a few different reasons that you may have low water pressure at home, but here are a few of the most common and what you can do to fix the problem.

How to Fix Low Water Pressure:

Where do you have low pressure?

First, you need to figure out if every plumbing fixture in your home has low water pressure or if the situation is isolated. Run all of the faucets and showers in your home to determine if it is one problem or multiple problems. Take note of what fixtures are affected.

If it’s a single fixture…

If the problem is only at a single faucet or showerhead, you will first want to check to see if the fixture is clogged. Take it off, remove it, and replace any parts that need to be replaced.

If it’s throughout your home…

If you are experiencing low water pressure throughout your entire home, check the water meter outside of your home. Be sure that the valves are turned fully on. You should also make sure that your main supply valve is turned fully on.

If you are still experiencing low water pressure or you are running into any other plumbing problems in your home, call Dean’s! At Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drains, we can help you with all of your home plumbing repair and replacement needs. Visit our website to learn more about our services — or give our office a call directly to schedule an appointment.

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St. Paul: 651-237-9190

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