Is Low Water Pressure a Sign of a Bigger Plumbing Problem?

In addition to being expert roofing contractors, Cosmic Renovation & Roofing is committed to providing top of the line plumbing solutions for sustainable homes. As such, we know too well how poor residential water pressure can be a frustrating problem for many homeowners. Our team shares these tips:

Is Low Water Pressure a Sign of a Bigger Plumbing Problem?

Test Your Water Pressure

You can purchase a water pressure test gauge from your nearby local home improvement store. Before using it, make sure to turn off any systems that might be using water, such as the washing machine or dishwasher. Then attach the gauge to an outdoor hose spigot, turn it on and take note of the reading. If it is less than 60psi, then your water pressure is on the low side as normal pressure gives a reading between 60 and 75 psi.

Check the Basics: Water Meter, Shut-Off Valve or Regulator

If you’ve confirmed that the water pressure in your home is too low, then the next thing is to ensure that the water meter and the main shut-off valve are both fully open. 

Check for Leaks

Damaged pipes allow water to slowly seep into your home, damaging walls, HVAC systems and ceilings and reducing overall water pressure. We can help you check for hidden leaks using our water meter. Again, you’ll need to turn off all the water in your home and then we’ll record the number on the meter. After about 30 minutes, we’ll check your meter again and if the meter reading has changed, then it means there’s a leak somewhere.  You can rely on Cosmic Renovation & Roofing’s plumbing experts to locate and repair every type of water leak in and around your home.

We also make sure to check your faucets and shower heads, as well as confirm that there are no clogged pipes that may be causing the low water pressure. 

You can count on us to get the job done and do all it takes to restore the normal water pressure in your home. Call us today at (877) 653-9899 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation. We’re also one of the leading painters in Northern California.