Santana Bros Plumbing

Low Water Pressure & Its Causes

March 25, 2021
8785 Views

If you’re having problems with low water pressure, the first thing you need to check is your water meter valve. This should be located right next to the water meter on the main city supply pipe feeding into your home. There’s a chance that this valve isn’t fully open, especially if you’ve had some work done recently on your plumbing system. Otherwise, you may need to call in a professional to take care of the problem.

As experts in plumbing and sewer replacements, our team at Santana Bros Plumbing will do a thorough investigation into your home’s water pressure problem. We’ll determine its exact cause, which can be any of the following:

Corrosion buildup. Even if you have an aluminum or galvanized steel water piping system (which can last up to 20 years), the insides of these pipes tend to block the flow of water with natural corrosion over time. This is certainly not a DIY job; only a professional plumber can address the problem efficiently.

Debris and mineral buildup. Sometimes, when a water main fractures, debris such as dirt and sand can enter your home’s pipes. But even if this hasn’t happened in your home, the pipes can still build up mineral deposits from water as it travels through your system. Depending on the severity of the problem, you may need to schedule emergency plumbing services to address it properly.

Failing pressure regulator. A pressure regulator is a control valve that reduces the input pressure in your plumbing system to a safe level that won’t damage your pipes. It’s not uncommon for a pressure regulator or pressure-reducing valve to become faulty and cause either a spike in water pressure (which can deteriorate your pipes faster) or a significant reduction in home water pressure.

Whether you need your water pressure fixed or a water heater installed, Santana Bros Plumbing has got you covered! To get started, just contact us at (713) 494-5504 or fill out our convenient contact form.

Recent Blogs

How Much Does It Cost To Replace Sewer Lines in Pearland, TX?

Jun 15, 202414 Views

Sewer line is the unsung hero of our homes. It primarily helps to move water away from your home – keeping it sanitary and comfortable. However, sewer lines can be susceptible to damage leading to multiple issues. While in some conditions minor repairs might suffice, in other situations you must immediately replace the entire sewer […]

How Can You Detect Gas Leaks At Your Home?

May 30, 2024398 Views

Natural gas is used in homes throughout the US in stoves and heaters. Proper gas supply contributes in the functioning of our residential chores. Without it, we wouldn’t be able to prepare meals or get hot water in the shower. However, gas pipelines can be susceptible to damage in form of bursts, leaks and blockages. […]

What Is Considered A Plumbing Emergency?

May 15, 2024426 Views

Plumbing problems can happen anytime, day or night. They don’t always occur during normal business hours. They often need quick action to avoid serious damage to your home. Knowing what is considered a plumbing emergency can save you time and money. Following are some situations that require quick action. Otherwise, they can be a serious […]

5 Signs You Might Need Professional Toilet Repair

Apr 30, 20241454 Views

Imagine entering your washroom and your toilet is overflowing or making weird noises. A malfunctioning toilet can not only pose inconvenience but also pose health risks in the long run. In this blog, we will discuss signs which might signal you to call for professional toilet repair service in Pearland TX. Frequent Clogging Occasional clogs […]

Why Do You Need Professional Drain Cleaning Service? Things To Expect

Apr 15, 2024746 Views

Clogged drains are a big inconvenience for homeowners which can not only pose health risks but lead to property damage if left unaddressed. While you can address rare, small clog occurrences with a plunger. But, if that fails, it is time to call for professional drain cleaning services in Pearland TX! A local drain cleaning […]

Archives

Skip to content