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Try These Easy Tips To Strengthen The Water Pressure In Your Home
Check if you have a burst or leaking pipe, as this can hamper water circulation, causing reduced water flow. Since 30% of your water usage is in the toilet, start there.
Kingscote Chemicals advises adding some colored toilet cleaner to the toilet and leaving it for 10 minutes. If you return to a puddle of colored water, you’ve found your leak.
If not, check the kitchen by turning off all the taps, drying off all sinks and pipes with a cloth, and mopping the floors so you can see if there are any drips or puddles.
According to Fast Plumbers, water pressure should be from 40 PSI to 60 PSI. To test yours, attach a water gauge to your garden hose faucet, open all taps, and take a reading.
If you get your water from a well, limescale, dirt, and debris can clog the pump and block the water flow. To unclog the pipes, pour 1 to 2 gallons of vinegar into them.
Main Valve
A common cause of low pressure is a half-closed water valve, which hampers water flow, per Popular Mechanics. Simply turn the water valve clockwise until fully open.
If the valve is instead jammed or blocked, you must get a plumber to replace it. If that doesn't work, it may be a neighborhood problem that local water authorities must attend to.